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Supporting Deaf People Online Conference 2011

The eighth SDP conference will take place between the 9-12th February, 2011

Venue: the Internet

This year’s themes are:

  • Rights, charity and control
  • Communication, Education and the Future


  • Keynote presentation: The People of the Eye: Deaf ethnicity and ancestry by Harlan Lane (USA)
  • Keynote presentation: We are familiar with the group but what about the rights? Deaf people and multicultural citizenship by Steve Emery (UK)
  • Advocate and Interpreter: friends or foes? by Jeff Brattan-Wilson (UK)
  • Nothing to hide? Power, transparency and trust between the BSL/English interpreter and the Deaf client – looking at issues relating to the power dynamic by Jen Dodds (UK)
  • A Deaf perspective on what does and does not make a good hearing citizen by Liz Scully (Canada)
  • Re-visiting ‘Role’: Arguing for a multi-dimensional analysis of interpreter behaviour by Peter Llewellyn-Jones and Robert G. Lee (UK)
  • Not a Charity Case: A discussion on the use of Western assistance in the development of the interpreting profession in India by Jennifer Smith (UK) and Arun C. Rao (India)
  • Partnership of academia, Deaf communities, and NGOs in Deaf empowerment and development by Goedele De Clerck (Belgium) and Sam Lutalo-Kiingi (Uganda)
  • ‘Have we spelt Sarah-Anne’s name right?’: accessing a workplace community of practice by Jules Dickinson and Anne Darby (UK)
  • Identifying specific language impairment in British Sign Language: Implications for theory and Practice Kathryn Mason (UK)
  • Happy Campers: The ins and outs of interpreting at summer camps in the US by Richard Brumberg (USA)
  • Sign Language Interpreters and Education: a prickly mix? by Andy Owen (UK)
  • “Please Sir, can I have some more?” A case study of performance management of educational interpreters in Australia by Karen Bontempo and Bethel Hutchinson (Australia)
  • ?It was difficult to manage the communication?: Testing the feasibility of video remote signed language interpreting in courts by Jemina Napier and Marcel Leneham (Australia)
  • On the origins of theory of mind: Conversational input and belief attribution in deaf and hearing infants by Gary Morgan (UK)

For more info see here: http://www.online-conference.net/sdp2011/introduction.htm

The early bird discount is available until the 15th November, so book today!

If you have not attended an SDP conference before, and are curious about how it works, we’ve put together a short video here: http://www.online-conference.net/sdp2010/SDP_demo.html

Our online conferences are easy, you need no special knowledge, equipment or software and they are really, really convenient – participate from work, home or an internet cafe!

Up to 2.0 RID CEUs are available for this conference.

Judith Mole
Direct Learn Services Ltd.
Company no: 04268722

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