Video Resources

brought to you by Digiterp Communications

In creating resources, Digiterp Communications seeks to incorporate current research in interpreting to design resources which allow for the practical application of these new understandings. In so doing, Digiterp follows the philosophy of not allowing the perfect to get in the way of the good. That is, the resources created are not perfect, polished models, but are primarily attempts at capturing the way language is used in real life, with all its mistakes and imperfections.

Digiterp Resources

These video resources were created by Digiterp Communications without additional support. Our goal is to make them both dynamic and affordable, but these do have a cost to support the continued development of resources to foster professional development.

  • Life in Parallel
    Amy Williamson shares a series of texts in both ASL and English – great for discourse analysis and interpreting practice.
  • Shifting Gears
    Tracy Bell Koster & Debbie Peterson share a series of ASL texts that are provided in segments to practice interpreting consecutively from ASL to English.
  • Taking Turns
    Roger Brown, Debbie Peterson & Trudy Suggs share a series of ASL texts that are provided in segments to practice interpreting consecutively from ASL to English.
  • A View from the Voting Booth
    A variety of Deaf people share why they feel it is important to register and vote.  Great for voter education as well as a great chance to see persuasive genre in ASL.
  • Learning is in the Details
    A curriculum for teaching sign language in elementary settings (online version still under development.)

Grant-Produced Resources Hosted by Digiterp

These are a variety of resource created with the support of grants.  They are all available for free on this web site.

Resources Hosted on Other Sites

Digiterp Communication has collaborated with a variety of organizations and projects to create other resources.


Vocational Rehabilitation;

  • Interpreting in VR Settings DVD Series 6-Pack

    VR DVD Cover A set of six DVDs capturing authentic scenarios that occur within the context of Vocational Rehabilitation settings. The six titles include “Stories from Life Experiences,” “Deaf Professionals in Action,” “A Vocational Evaluation,” “Setting a Vocational Goal,” “A VR Staff Meeting” and “Support in the Job Search.” Each DVD has between 20-60 minutes of text involving VR Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing consumers, Deaf Professionals working in the VR context, and other VR professionals. The texts can be viewed with or without an interpreter and with or without captions.

    To access the DVD 6 pack, click here.

  • Social Justice in Interpreting: Designed for interpreter educators and mentors by Dr. Dave Coyne and Dr. Joseph Hill, this module provides content to introduce topics pertaining to social justice such as Allyship, Language Ideology and Attitudes, and Vlogs. Each unit includes written background, videos, and activities. View this module.
  • Deaf Interpreter/Hearing Interpreter Teams: Developed by an outstanding team at Gallaudet University Interpreting Services under the leadership of Carolyn Ressler, this module includes an Overview of DI/HI Teams, Assessing the Need for a DI/HI Team, Making a Case for a DI/HI Team, and the DI/HI Team at Work. Each section includes activities, readings, print and video lectures, and assessments.  View this module.
  • DeafBlind Interpreting: This module builds on the the work found in Interpreting Strategies for Deaf-Blind Students: An interactive training tool for educational interpreters and The National Curriculum for Training Interpreters Working with People who are Deaf-Blind. Jane Hecker-Cain working with the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults, LaGuardia Community College, and Deaf-Blind individuals has developed a thorough introduction to Deaf-Blind interpreting. The module includes information on such topics as interpreting modifications, environmental and ergonomic considerations, and additional responsibilities. Each unit includes written background, videos, activities and assessments. View this module.
  • Here’s to your Health: Infusing Healthcare into Interpreter Education Programs: This newly developed 6-10 hour customizable module on the topic of interpreting in healthcare settings for students is ready for use in your classroom. The module includes video testimonials from healthcare interpreters, role-play activities, and samples of two modules from the CATIE Center focused on the cardiovascular system and healthcare discourse.  View this module.
  • VR 101-History, System & Process: This module provides an overview of the U.S. Vocational Rehabilitation System from its historic roots to the advent of modern-day disability rights legislation. Topics include: Interpreter perspectives of VR, the VR Act, the Rehabilitation Process, and Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related legislation. The module includes video lectures, readings, activities and assessments. View this module.
  • Faces of Deaf Consumers: This module introduces students to the diverse group of VR Deaf consumers including discussions about language use and educational background. Students are introduced to a variety of Deaf consumers and develop a “situational assessment” based on Demand-Control Schema, as described by Pollard and Dean, to determine what appropriate resources are needed for a successful interpretation including whether to accept an assignment at all. The module includes video lectures, readings, activities and assessments. View this module.