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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)

RADSCC Room 1540
1st floor Wallace Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

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Please register by Tuesday, 9/2/2014 or registration will be closed when seats are full!  Registration is still open, plenty of seats are available.

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. .

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