‘ASL Gumbo: Ingredients for Seasoned Interpreters’ is a new series we have begun where we revisit, explore, and/or review topics we learned about when we first came into the profession of sign language interpreting. These topics will range from Culture’s influence on communication to Ethics to Team Interpreting. New and upcoming interpreters will find the presentation of these topics of benefit, as well.
Our first installment in this series is Culture’s influence on communication. Are we really confident that culture has anything to do with interpreting? Through this presentation the statement “If you do not have an understanding of culture and its influence on communication you cannot possibly become an effective interpreter” will be explored and proven or disproven.
0.3 Professional Studies
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.
We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.
Working sign language interpreters
David W. Hylan, Jr., Ed.D., CI/CT, LA Level V
David has provided interpreting services on the college level, medical, legal, and governmental situations. He serves as an RID Local Test Administrator. He is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and the Louisiana Association of the Deaf and International Leadership Association. He has conducted workshops on the national, state, and local level in the areas of sign language interpreter training, leadership and interpreting ethics, and American Sign Language training.