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National Multicultural Interpreter Project

  • By: Mary L. Mooney & Glenn B. Anderson
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

The National Multicultural Interpreter Project (NMIP) was a vanguard effort funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), between 1996 and 2000. The project was part of a network of 11 other RSA-funded interpreter-training projects that provided education and training opportunities to all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands (Guam and American Samoa). Its mission was to improve the quantity and quality of interpreting services provided to individuals from culturally diverse communities who are Deaf, and Deaf-Blind.

Among the goals of the project were the identification of multicultural interpreter competencies, the development and dissemination of multicultural curricula, and the production of both print and audiovisual materials for use in ...

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