MIssouri Deaf Community Has No Confidence in Missouri Interpreters...
The ripple effect is expanding in its circles across this state of Missouri.
There is ongoing issue that may pit interpreters against the Missouri Deaf Community.
The winds of change is happening in the air.
Lately, the issue had boiled down to what the hearing people wanted.
It is same old excuse for years and years.
It reeks of audism.
Should we nominate them to the Hall of Shame?
Have they got no shame?
Have they contacted us for review and discussion about issues on interpreting matters?
Why do we need teeth in laws protecting our consumer rights on interpreting?
Do hearing people practice in reality the true partnerships in deaf community?
With the recent updates in interpreter certification, it is deja vu all over again.
The interpreters will steamroll us as well as walk over us to get what they want.
They lack the true understanding of our proud Deaf culture.
Is it greed?
Is it politics?
Is it fair to the Deaf community?
Just because they know how to use sign language, they think they are right in determining the future of interpreting.
It is the consumers who decide the fate of who is qualified in interpreting.
Like a saying goes in business world, the customer is always right!
This is where and how consumer needs protection, respect and satisfication.
The interpreters need to do homework and get on the right track.
If interpreters want to play dirty, then it is up to the deaf community to take them to task for their unprofessionalism, disrespect, abuses and power mongering.
Like Harry Truman said, "the buck stops here!", it is time for everyone to stop passing the buck.
Let's get serious and take them to task for their recent behavior in the public forum.
The attitude and behavior were not acceptable.
This is how and why Missouri Deaf Community has NO confidence in Missouri interpreters!