This workshop is to discuss why it’s important to look and dress professionally as an interpreter according to RID’s code of conduct but also for the perception of the deaf client and consumer. This workshop will provide details of what’s acceptable and unacceptable in the field of interpreting as it applies to clothing and give helpful tips on exactly what to wear.
Working sign language interpreters
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.
Rhonda Harden was born and raised here in Shreveport, La. Her desire and love for deaf community and the language begin once she got married to Earl Harden and moved to New York. After attending a sign language class that Earl Harden taught with other mentors she spent a lot of time with deaf and hard of hearing individuals not only in her religious activities (fully signed services with no interpreter), but also recreationally. This immense time immersed in deaf culture and the deaf community helped her to learn the language of ASL. She also volunteered at the Patterson Educational Center where she occasionally helped with the Audio Video department that produced ASL videos for the deaf. After leaving New York and moving to Texas she continued to attend various ASL workshops (CSW in Austin) as other workshops in Dallas to become better at signing. She’s worked in school settings with deaf children and currently is working as a staff member at The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center. She is working towards certification.