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2018 neRID Fall Conference

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reflective Practice: Practical Application of Models of Ethical Decision Making – Deb Cates

The RID Code of Professional Conduct guides the practice of interpreting. This workshop addresses tenets (2) and (3) regarding interpreter skills, knowledge and conduct by presenting two current models for ethical decision-making and having interpreters work through some of their own experiences in light of ethical practices. Demand Control Schema (DC-S) is a framework for analyzing and understanding the work of interpreting beyond working between two languages. It takes into account the setting, skills and experience an interpreter brings to an interpreting situation. It can be used as a pre-assignment analysis tool to determine appropriateness of fit or as a post-assignment reflective analysis. Role Space is an emerging paradigm in the field of interpreting. It argues that “role” is an ineffective construct for interpreters because, if you step out of your role, where are you? This paradigm encourages interpreters to consider their actions in interpreted situations from the perspective of autonomy and alignment. It goes hand-in-hand with DC-S as a way of understanding the complexities of interpreting situations. This workshop will explore these two paradigms, and participants will actively discuss experiences they have had in light of these paradigms. Participants will also view a Street Leverage article authored by a Deaf consumer of interpreter services in order to reflect on ethical decision-making about assignment selection.

The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing
education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

This workshop is also approved by NCDHH to assist in meeting the interpreter ethical training requirement.


September 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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neRID: Nebraska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Metro Community College – South Campus
2709 Edward Bade Gomez Avenue
Omaha, NE 68107 United States
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