The Medical Interpreting Kaleidoscope: A Conversation on Perspectives (past)

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Corey Axelrod discusses key issues in access to healthcare from a Deaf perspective. Come Join us! This is an ASL only event.

About this Event


Target Audience: Certified and Non-certified Interpreters and Deaf Community Members

Workshop Description:

As interpreters are an essential part of the multidisciplinary team in healthcare settings, how interpreters respond to various healthcare situations may affect job performance and, ultimately, patients' clinical experiences. During this interactive workshop, Corey Axelrod - 2axend's founder and CEO - will explore key stakeholder perspectives in various situations and equip interpreters with tools to provide services that are responsive to, an respectful of, Deaf clients, patients, family members and health care providers' preferences and communication access needs.

After the training, participants will:

  • Recognize common challenges and obstacles Deaf individuals encounter in healthcare settings;
  • Anticipate and react appropriately to difficult situations;
  • Be mindful of their own triggers and the effect they have on clients/patients, family members and members of the healthcare team; and
  • Understand and apply best practices to create positive communication accessibility experiences for all stakeholders.

Important note: This workshop will happen via Zoom. Once you have registered, you will receive a registration confirmation from Eventbrite. Please see the orange button "View Event Details" in that confirmation notice. That will lead you to all the information you will need to join the workshop on March 20 and receive CEUs and a certificate of participation.

Registration via Eventbrite. $40.00 (includes CEU processing fee)

Eligible participants may earn 0.3 CEUs in Professional Studies at some content knowledge level from RID.

Cancellation Policy: Registrations are non-refundable. However, in the unlikey event that Maine RID or the presenter needs cancel this workshop, all attendees will receive a full refund.

Questions and comments can be directed to Polly Lawson at or Anna Perna at


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March 20, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (past)


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