American Sign Language Interpreter
Anna Mindess, MA, CSC, SC:L


Areas of Expertise:

 

Education and Training

M.A., Special Major: Language and Culture with a Focus on Sign Language, San Francisco State University, 1988

B.A., Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles, 1974

Interpreting in the American Judicial System; ASL and English, California State University, Northridge, 1991

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, 1989


Read about Anna's work as an ASL legal interpreter in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Woman Translates for the Deaf
Edward Guthmann, Chronicle Staff Writer
Monday, March 23, 2009

Let's say a deaf person gets selected for jury duty. Maybe they want to dispute a traffic ticket. Maybe they're on trial. Or summoned as a witness. That's where Anna Mindess, a courtroom interpreter for the deaf, comes in. Since 1991, Mindess, 55, has interpreted in hundreds of courtroom situations . . . Read article »

Anna interpreting in

Photo by Paul Chinn / The Chronicle


Freelance Writer

Special interests: food and culture. Read more

Books

Author of ground-breaking texts in the field of Deaf culture. Read more

Deaf Culture DVDs

Co-producer of two popular DVDs. Read more

ASL Interpreter

More than 30 years experience as an ASL interpreter.
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Educator

Lectures, presents workshops and trains interpreters.
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Cultural Detective

Co-author of Cultural Detective: Deaf Culture.
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