Tag Archives: RID

StreetTour 2015 with Dennis Cokely

Dennis Cokely | Ethical Decision- Making: What Can Interpreters Learn from Honey, Oysters, and Wine?

This workshop will examine interpreters’ approach to ethical decision-making; participants will examine the history of our treatment of ethics. Dates and Locations  March 14 – 15th        |    Riverside, CA         |    REGISTER NOW  June 13 – 14th           |    Milwaukee, WI      


Tribal Elders Within The Field of Sign Language Interpreting

Tribal Communication: Evolving Expectations in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting

  San Francisco, 2007. My very first Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) national conference. I had been working in the field for two years and I was thrilled to be attending the national business meeting with my heroes in the field. As I entered the meeting room, I heard a rumbling. Members were


Perspective is everything for sign language interpreters

Backstage Coverage of the 2013 RID Conference

August 14, 2013 11:00p The Street Team that made the social media magic happen at the 2013 RID conference.               6:30p StreetLeverage asked people who attended the 2013 RID conference about their experience and what they enjoyed about the conference. 4:30p StreetLeverage Stunt Double, Wing Butler, interviews RID Executive


Sign Language Interpreter Lamenting the Failure to Pass IDP Seat

Mea Culpa: We Failed RID & Sign Language Interpreters with Deaf Parents

Part of my motivation in writing this article now is that I so poorly dropped the ball when the time came to vote on establishing a position on the RID Board of Directors that dedicated a seat to an Interpreter with Deaf Parents (IDP), the IDP MAL (Member-at-Large) position. I could cite my business at


Sign Language Interpreter Considering the Ethics of Her Team

Sign Language Interpreters: Team Interpreting and its Ethical Consequences

For various reasons we, as interpreters, decline assignments. These reasons may include but are not limited to: one’s level of familiarity with content, a conflict of interest, a lack of availability, gaps in training, and a respect for the interpreter preference of the communities we serve. How many times is it that we decline work