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Webinar: Power and Privilege Double Bill

20th May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – £30.00

6pm-7pm: Patricia Brück ‘Power and Responsibility’

Power and Responsibility in Interpreting Situations

Webinar by Patricia Brueck, practice researcher, Austria

After looking into the aspect of interpreter’s power in the interpreting situation and examining her role/tasks/function in the assignment and how to define and represent them by the Role Space Model of Llewellyn-Jones and Lee, the results of a customer study will be presented conducted in Austria in 2012 where Deaf customers were asked about their perspective on power and responsibility in interpreting situations.


To become aware of the many aspects of your power and thus of your responsibility in the interpreting situation

To consider the deaf customer’s point of view of dialogue interpreting

7:30pm-8.30pm Heather Mole ‘What is Hearing Privilege?’


To understand the concept of audism – discrimination against deaf people

To understand the concept of privilege and to consider what hearing privilege might look like

To consider ways in which we, as hearing people, can examine our own privilege


Discrimination against deaf people, otherwise known asaudism, is subtle and obvious, direct and indirect, intentional and unintentional, and conscious and unconscious (Humphries 1977). In this webinar we will take a brief look at this idea before moving on to the more recent concept of privilege. Privileges are unearned benefits that can be used by a dominant group (of white people or hearing people for example) to assist them in their daily lives, they are often invisible to those who have them. We will explore this concept in more detail and consider how as hearing people, we may be benefitting from a system rigged to keep deaf signers from realising their potential.


20th May 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £30.00
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