Workshop: Gender Bias in Interpreting with Colleen Jones – 0.3 CEUs

2019-06-25T16:50:12-04:00, |

This workshop focuses on the experiences of female interpreters, the bias and discrimination we encounter while on the job, and the impacts on ourselves, our work, and our consumers. We will explore current scholarship on the topic of gender bias and interpreting and participate in discussions of oppression, feminist theory, and Dean and Pollard's demand-control schema.

Workshop: Consumer Orientation with Colleen Jones – 0.3 CEUs

2019-06-25T16:50:26-04:00, |

Have you ever worked with a consumer who was confused and distracted by the interpreting process? This workshop explores the concept of consumer orientation and how it can be utilized to support consumers' understanding of the interpreted interaction. We will discuss research, the evolution of interpreter ethics, and how a lack of consumer orientation can have a negative impact on consumers, interpreters, and the message. 

Interpreter Training: “Breaking Silence: Interpreting for Victim Services”

2019-02-03T12:00:32-04:00, |

Breaking Silence is a 4-day, 32-hour training during which interpreters gain the skills necessary to work directly with crime victims. Applicants who successfully complete the training will be given the opportunity to sign a contract to begin accepting paid assignments as independent contractors for Ayuda’s Victim Services Interpreter Bank.

Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Deaf Clients

2019-05-02T19:28:06-04:00, |

Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Deaf Clients. This workshop will provide interpreters knowledge about how to interpret for clients that are transgender and/or non-binary. Interpreters often sign incorrectly which can lead to offending the transgender client. Blake will show the correct signs, phrases and what the appropriate approaches are to work successfully with transgender and non-binary clients in an interpreted setting in order for interpreters to be more inclusive of all gender identities.

VRS: Overcoming Your Fears – 0.3 CEUs (Free Workshop)

2019-04-22T10:02:07-04:00, |

VRS: Overcoming Your Fears (Free Workshop). With the ever-evolving world of technology, Deaf people are provided more access to telecommunication. Unfortunately, not all interpreters feel comfortable interpreting in a Video Relay environment. More times than not this discomfort comes from the unknown. This workshop is designed to provide interpreters who have had no experience in the video relay world the opportunity to learn about VRS, and to alleviate the fear of the unknown.