Janis Cole

JANIS COLE, PhD., RSC, CDI, Feminist, ASL/English Interpreter/Translator; Educator/Consultant, and community forum leader/facilitator, and social justice. Janis does interpreting work in private practice throughout the country. She has served in multiple roles at the local, regional, national and international levels within the RID and has co-led the community forum at RID. Janis is involved with the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI) as a practitioner in the practice of reflective dialogue under Betty Colonomos's Bilingual Mediation Center (BMC) guidance. As a vital member of a groundbreaking program designed to revolutionize perceptions and practices in ASL and English literacy instruction, The Magical Literacy Camp (1997) which led her focus on translation studies and identity. Over 35 years, Janis taught at Boston University, Northeastern University and Gallaudet University presented various topics related to interpreting/translation and Deaf/Cultural Studies courses. Currently, Janis teaches at several universities as an adjunct with a focus on interpreting and translating and as president/CEO of LesDeux2 Language Production Company.

Foundations of Interpreting


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