Sharon Neumann Solow

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Valley Hearing Center







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VRS Interpreting Institute



Street Leverage



Effective Interpreting, Inc.



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Sharon Neumann Solow works with great joy as an interpreter, interpreter coordinator, performer, lecturer, author and consultant.  Her career, spanning 50 years, has taken her around the United States, and to Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Australia.  She is the author of two books, Sign Language Interpreting: A Basic Resource Book and Say It With Sign along with a number of professional articles and handbooks.


Her television appearances include talk shows, variety shows and documentaries and she co-stars with her husband, Larry Solow, on the Emmy award-nominated NBC Knowledge series, "Say It With Sign" which still airs on PBS throughout the United States. Sharon performs as an emcee, storyteller and does theatrical translation and production work.  As the female lead in "The Electric Sign Company", she and Gary Sanderson delighted audiences for over three decades.  She is a working interpreter, mostly in legal, community and conference settings, with a long history of classroom interpreting and educational interpreter training and administration.  In court work she specializes in work with deaf people with Limited English and ASL Proficiency.


Her travels and some of her conference work have involved the use of international gesture (a gestural, pantomimic form of communication across language barriers) interpreting.  Along with teaching sign language interpreters at all levels, she has been involved in the education of spoken language interpreters and interpreter educators through the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  Sharon is honored to be a long standing member of efsli. She is an active member of the RID (Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf – U.S.) and CIT (Conference of Interpreter Trainers – U.S.), holding the NAD (National Association of the Deaf – U.S.) SIGN (Sign Language instructor) Comprehensive Permanent Certificate as well as the RID Specialist Certificate: Legal.


The 2010 recipient of the joint RID – CIT Mary Stotler Award, she was honored with the 2005 Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) President’s Award and the President’s Award for 2005 from the National Association of Black Interpreters (NAOBI – U.S.).  She also received the 1987 national (U.S.) Virginia Hughes Award for outstanding contributions to the field of sign language interpreting.  Sharon has lived in California on the Monterey Peninsula since 1984.  She and her husband have two wonderful children and 3 delicious granddaughters.