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Link Between the Deaf and Hearing Worlds: Sign Language Interpreting - View the video

Jenny  Buechner

Jenny Buechner
Deaf Interpreter & Sign Language Interpreter
Professional Interpreting Enterprise




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Jenny Buechner hails from Madison Wisconsin, who works as a Deaf Interpreter and independent consultant focusing on Deaf cultural competency, and American Sign Language. She graduated from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in 1998 and from Gallaudet University in 2002 with a degree in Social Work. Jenny spends her time serving in leadership roles with various organizations including the National Association of the Deaf. Jenny can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Peggy Weaver was born and raised in Green Bay, WI. She has worked in a variety of capacities with the Deaf community over the years and has been interpreting since 2000. She has a BS from UW-Milwaukee and an MA in Linguistics.

Bridging communication between those who use American Sign Language with those who don’t is an important job for sign language interpreters. Facilitating communication is the main job, however, there are also many other aspects to interpreting that is critical in bridging both worlds. Jenny and Peggy will talk about how one becomes an interpreter, and the importance of the job of facilitating communication between two languages and cultures, sometimes more!