Continuing Education Center

Beyond the Cover: Judging the Story

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This webinar is 0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and Power, Privilege, and Oppression (PPO) and is presented at the Some Knowledge level. 

We’ve all heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But is that actually possible? Research shows that 99% of our behaviors are influenced by our unconscious mind, hidden from our view, whether intentional or not. Even “good people” subconsciously generate assumptions of a person’s competence, education, class, status, and values based on their perceived race, gender, age, and audiological status. These assumptions lead to implicit biases, which significantly impact how we interact with society including our peers, superiors, consumers, and stakeholders.

Even though no one is exempt from the pitfalls of implicit bias, we can make a concerted effort to align our behaviors with our intentions. In this interactive discussion, we will address implicit bias through research-based data as well as a narrative and social cognitive lens. I look forward to an open dialogue that shines a light on these hidden biases and strengthens our communities.

Target Audience: Professionals working within the ASL community

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1) Explain the cognitive processes that cause implicit bias which influence behaviors.

2) Recognize the impact implicit bias has on the ASL community. 

3) Perform self-assessments to uncover their own hidden biases.

4) Formulate strategies to strengthen the alignment of their behaviors with intentions and minimize biases influence.

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Tiffany Hill


Tiffany Hill is a Washington, DC/DMV native, having been born in the District and raised in the Metropolitan Area where she currently owns her own company, First Choice Interpreting Service, LLC and works as a Freelance, trilingual (Spanish) Interpreter and Interpreter Mentor. Having been exposed to Deaf culture at a young age, she began her American Sign Language education in High School, in a four year ASL program, which led to an internship at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School for the Deaf. There she worked as a teacher's assistant in grades 3-5.  Following her graduation she went on to attend and graduate from her ITP at CCBC then start full time as a Staff Interpreter for then, Sign Language Associates. She received her RID CI and CT in 2004 and her NIC-Advanced in 2009. As a self-proclaimed "couch scholar," she has a heavy passion towards expanding our human capital through dialogue and meta analysis. When she is not running races and lifting weights, she is traveling the world and reading books. Usually at the same time.