Working In Leisure Environments
WHAT IS THIS SESSION ABOUT:
This session focuses on the important aspects of working in Leisure and social settings and considerations including diversity of audience, ethics, demands and the cultural context.
Paul started to learn BSL in 2001 after his niece was diagnosed as profoundly Deaf. He completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting with the Deaf Community at Durham University (2009) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translation at UCLan via SLI (2011).
He is a member of ASLI, EFLI and WASLI. He is undertaking an MARes at Durham University examining the identity, culture and language of the Deaf gay male community. He starts his doctoral research this month focusing on the characteristics and disposition that gives rise to a great number of females and gay men entering the sign language interpreting profession.
Since registering as an Interpreter in 2009, he has undertaken numerous assignments within the social domain including weddings and christenings, sports events, the arts, social networking and various ceremonies including a Mayoral Robing!