Sun, Jan 30


Online Event Via Zoom

Visual Vernacular for Interpreters | Daniel Israilov

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Visual Vernacular for Interpreters | Daniel Israilov

Time & Location

Jan 30, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST

Online Event Via Zoom

About the Event

This workshop is 90-minutes long and is approved for 0.15 RID CEUs. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT BY ZOOM ONLY. It will not be recorded. Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to event, after registration.

Workshop description:

Many times interpreters get stuck with how to interpret a certain word that they end up spelling it. Will the Deaf consumer understand? This workshop will allow them to comprehend the need to think beyond and outside of the box. The main goal is to improve their visual intelligence: think visual, be visual.

My presentation will focus on the history of Visual Vernacular, its prominent features (including facial expressions, gestures, classifiers), and will include a few brief hands-on activities to see the benefits of interpreting in Visual Vernacular or using some of its aspects.

Educational Objectives

Participants will assess their interpreting skills by thinking outside of the box of how to interpret information.

Participants will examine the importance of becoming more visual in their interpreting. Participants will be shown how to use facial expressions more to match the tone of their signing.

Participants will be more familiar with the history of Visual Vernacular.

Daniel Israilov Biography:

Daniel Israilov notices every single thing. His eyes capture the smallest details and he learns to imitate with his own art. This is where Visual Vernacular comes in, for him.

Born in Kazakhstan, then moved to Israel at the age of nine. At dinner tables, he’d impersonate family members, cracking up jokes, and telling stories. At twenty-four, there were more platforms to express his art, and he did just that on his social media. The storytelling led him to his wife, whom he married in New York City.

The city that watered his artistic seeds. As he learned American Sign Language (ASL), he learned what he has been doing all along, is called Visual Vernacular (VV). He continued to immerse himself in telling stories in VV and doing stand up comedy. He was rich in knowledge: knowing four languages and understanding several cultures - it was time for him to deliver.

A year later, he performed at colleges, non-profit organizations, and poetry clubs with his VV stories. He competed at ASL Elements with various talented VV artists. He taught ASL at Sign Language Center, teaching students how to navigate the language.

With the modality of his fingers, his facial expressions and his body movements, he could tell endless stories.

Registrants will be charged the full rate, regardless of attendance.







    +$0.63 Service fee

    This e-ticket puts you on the list to receive the private Zoom link for "Visual Vernacular for Interpreters" with Daniel Israilov. No refunds or exchanges. The event will not be recorded and there will be no playback.


    +$0.63 Service fee





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