ASL Interpreter at Universal Studio Park in Florida

13 03 2007

ASL Vlog – Approx 7 Minutes Long

Grant Laird Jr discussed about ASL interpreter at Universal Studio Park (with on-site interpreter) and Island of Adventure (without interpreter) in Orlando, Florida. It’s been wonderful experience for my family when we attended there during summer vacation few years ago. I think it’s nice to have an interpreter with you everywhere half-day. It’s worth — if you haven’t try it, give it a try!

Also, we did go to Walt Disney World and it was different experience. It was okay and couldn’t take advantage of interpreter service. They do offer interpreter but I think they require 2-weeks advanced which is impossible for us to plan ahead of time.

If you guys are thinking about go there, I strongly recommend you to do little homework. (Just to be safe)

Grant W Laird Jr.

Do you still use your child(ren) as interpreter?

11 03 2007

ASL Vlog – Approx 2:40 Minutes Long

Do you guys still use your child(ren) as interpreter today?

Many times you will hear CODA complained (both good and bad ways) that their deaf parent heavily depends on them as interpreter when children are growing up. With today modren technology such as wireless cell phone, relay service, emails, instant messenger,  ADA law and etc, will we see decline CODA in interpreter industry? Maybe so. Maybe not.

In my family, my wife (deaf) and I agreed to avoid using our two hearing daughters as ASL interpreter when they are growing up. Over times, we do use them periodically but they did not make very good interpreter. They still can sign just fine with us, relatives and family friends.

As results, is it worth or what? I don’t regret for what we did with our children.

Again, with today modern technology, do you really still use your children as interpreter?

Just wonder.

Grant W Laird Jr.