Archive | March, 2013

Sign Language Interpreters With Deaf Parents Stunned

RID: Retraction Leaves Interpreters with Deaf Parents in Doubt

Brandon Arthur interviews Laurie Nash, Vice Chair of the Interpreters with Deaf Parents (IDP) Member Section of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), on the stunning  retraction of the referendum, that if passed, would have established a designated position on the RID Board of Directors for an IDP Member at Large position. Highlights “Many of us

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Sigh Language Interpreters and Transformational Leadership

Sign Language Interpreters: Purposeful Change for Power Holders

Since I gained professional status as a sign language interpreter, I have witnessed oppression of various types, more than I would like, such as disenfranchisement of Deaf community members, abuse of power by interpreters, and discrimination against Deaf individuals.  These are alarming and call for changes in how interpreters work. Incorporating Leadership into our Work

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Betty Colonomos - Sign Language Interpreter

BETTY COLONOMOS

Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity Betty explores how we want to believe that all professionals providing services to our citizens uphold the highest standards of integrity. To maintain public and collegial trust and safety, professions have mechanisms such as peer review boards, licensure, censure, and mandatory supervision to deal with those who violate these standards.

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Celebrating Thought Leadership for Sign Language Interpreters

CHANGE-MAKER

This session is designed to give speakers and participants an opportunity to identify industry challenges, share ideas and solutions, and establish connections to contribute to the agenda of change needed within the profession. The insight from this session will be synthesized and used as guiding principles for future engagement and collaboration on important topics and

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Anna Witter-Merithew

ANNA WITTER-MERITHEW

Stepping out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Toward a Deeper Conceptualization of the Role of Sign Language Interpreters Anna examines how interpreters tend to approach role conception, definition and implementation from an  interpreter-centric perspective.  In large part, this interpreter-centric approach to our work is the result of role  conception that foster the ideal of “interpreter as

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ANNA WITTER-MERITHEW

Learning to Collaborate: Tools for Sign Language Interpreters to Increase Their Scope of Influence This insightful session is designed to improve the communication and collaboration skills of interpreters who work as part of collaborative teams. Through the use of assessment tools, games, role-playing and case study analysis. This two and a half-hour session will focus

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Dennis Cokely

DENNIS COKELY

Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before Dennis suggests that the secret to successful interpretations often rests on “One thing. Just one thing” – remembering “the day before”. Our failure to remember “the Day Before” means that we act on assumptions that generally result in lack of meaning equivalence in our interpretations. Pre-event

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Shane Feldman - RID Executive Director

SHANE FELDMAN

Where Does Advocacy Fit in the Sign Language Interpreting Profession? Shane will examine how upholding standard practices, partnering with colleagues and local leadership, staying abreast of current trends and legislative developments, and collaborating with professional organizations can position sign language interpreters to better support the collective solutions that will support the profession long-term. Pre-event Dialogue

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Stephanie Feyne

STEPHANIE FEYNE

Authenticity: The Impact of a Sign Language Interpreter’s Choices What does it mean to be “authentic” when we communicate with others? How do interpreters present an “authentic” representation of someone’s message? How do we determine if we can produce interpretations that present individuals as their authentic selves? What is the impact of the choices we

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