Originally Posted by SilenceGold
I am just pointing out the every day occurrences.
Seriously - if I was at a corporate company in a board meeting and there were two choices of which interpreters I would want: ASL or SEE.
I would choose SEE because I would want to pay attention to the board members' choices of vocabularies and knowing what EVERY word is being spoken in order for me to judge upon whether if those individuals are "intelligent". It would give me a better way to sell my sales pitch as a Deaf person.
If I chose using ASL - I am VERY DEPENDENT on the interpreter choices of vocabularies to make me sound SMART to them.
In order to succeed at SEE in a meeting like this - English language is required to be competent in order to be selling something that is very dependent on how I would present whatever I want to sell.
Is this Audism that I chose to use SEE, which I am already qualified to use and understand, over ASL in a situation like this?
I use ASL around other Deaf people with no problems. ASL can be learned later or co-exist with SEE as it happened for me and many other Deaf people I have met over the last several years (who started with SEE).
EDIT: Added below.
I re-read what I said. I was just picking at the LANGUAGE. Not the hearing abilities of someone. So it is not audism that I performed. Maybe signism? :p
Is using oral terps somehow a more independant choice?
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