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VRS Issues Workshop

VRS Issues flyerThis workshop will have participants reviewing and discussing the FCC mandate, and publications regarding rules and regulations directly addressing interpreters’ practice in the VRS setting. Compare and contrast the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Center’s stated competencies for VRS to general competencies and interpreter training experiences. Consider a ‘typical’ workday in VRS and develop a dialogic work analysis, and engage in activities to assess the ‘hard and soft’ skills development necessary to assure quality of service.

On completion of this session, interpreters will be able to:

  • Outline key mandates establishing and regulating VRS
  • Describe how corporate service providers obtain VRS carrier contracts
  • Identify constraints of VRS as evident in published research
  • Give examples of ethical and effective practice within the given constraints of VRS
  • Critically evaluate how their training, and experiences satisfies the competencies required for VRS

Video Relay Service: Issues on Access, Ethics & Quality

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9:30 — 4:30 PM (hour lunch break)


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Please register by Tuesday, 9/2/2014 or registration will be closed when seats are full!

GVRRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This workshop is offered for 0.6 PS CEUs. No previous knowledge of VRS is required: recommended for student and practicing sign language interpreters interested in learning about the VRS setting. Email registration/questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Legal Series 2014

Due to the presenters’ request, the Legal Series has been postponed. Please click complete a brief, 2-minute survey and share some feedback and information to assist with the rescheduling of the Legal Series.

Intro to Legal Interpreting 2014 flyerThroughouth the whole series, we will examine working conditions and issues such as when to work alone or with a CDI or a second hearing interpreter, what frozen texts are used, role and ethical considerations, communicating clearly with the court, interpreter interface and more.

The Legal Series

Beginning to work in legal environments:
What you need to know to get started

Presented by Nancy Berlove, Chris Kelley, Jennifer Gravitz

  1. Overview of Criminal Court – Monday, June 2
  2. Overview of Family Court – Tuesday, June 3
  3. Law Enforcement – Wednesday, June 4
  4. Hearings, Trials and more – Thursday, June 5
  5. Other Legal Settings – Friday, June 6
  6. Practical Application and Practice – Saturday, June 7


Minimum 10 additional hours of court observations prior to the series.  Doesn't have to be observing an interpreter, per se.  Must be signed off by court officer.  Details will be given after registration.  See the flyer for more information.  Will be presented in Spoken English.

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