A picture of a person I'd love to trade places with for a day... I have to explain this one.
This picture is of a Walk for Peace some of our staff and students did in 2010. I had to search hard to find a picture of students not from the front, so I could post this assignment without showing a student's face.
I always wanted to trade places with any number of my students. I worked with Deaf/Hard of Hearing students for 27+ years, and always wanted to get inside their heads. I want to see what it is like to live Deaf. Not just plug my ears and try to imagine. I want to really experience it. What is it like to make one's way through the day, encountering communication barriers and other challenges due to being a visual person in an auditory (and judgmental) world. More specifically, I would like to be a Deaf student watching me as an interpreter, and/or any other interpreter, to see how the process looks and works from the receiver's end. Does it make any sense? Do I, Carol, look like I know what I'm doing, or am I mangling the whole process?
Wouldn't that be an interesting trade?