Oregon deaf advocates call for use of certified prison interpreters

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Oregon deaf advocates call for use of certified prison interpreters

E-Newscast Video Link

http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=21840

Video Length

Two minutes and twelve seconds

Grade Level

High School & Above

Summary

A letter sent on September 8th by a trio of disability rights groups calls for The Oregon Department of Corrections to cease its use of prison inmates as American Sign Language(ASL) interpreters, and instead use certified interpreters.

Review Questions

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, prisons must provide deaf inmates “qualified interpreters,” defined as one who is able to interpret __________, ___________, and____________?

 

The Oregon Department of Corrections settled with a deaf inmate for how much after failing to provide him an ASL interpreter?

 

What does the letter sent by the trio of disability rights groups argue for?

 

Free Writing Prompt

Do you think its fair for the Department of Corrections to use inmates as interpreters? Why?

 

Do you think you could be an impartial interpreter for one of your peers? How and why?

 

What are some of the conflicts you think could arise from peer interpreters?

 

Original Story Link: http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=20658

Original Story Release Date: September 19th, 2014