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Professional Sign Language Interpreting

Standard Practice Paper by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Working with an ASL-English Interpreter & Providing Visual Accessibility

by Amy Frasu
Information about the role of the interpreter - providing access, what interpreting IS, what interpreting IS NOT, ethics, preparation, rest, & visual access

Team Interpreting: Preparing for Success

by Debra Russell
Team interpreting information and suggestions that may enhance the experience of teaming.

Marsh Affinity Group Services

Official provider of professional liability insurance for members of the Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf. For more information, contact Marsh at 1-800-503-9230.

The Interpreter Mirror

With the aid of two specially configured mirrors, interpreters can view the information and activity behind them as true (non-reversed) images. There's no turning back!

Cumulative Motion Injury

Information about the risk and prevention of Cumulative Motion Injury for interpreters

Getting Your Foot in the Door and Walking with Confidence: How interpreters can market themselves professionally

by Amy Frasu

Positive Mentoring Relationships

by Amy Frasu

Using a Sign Language Interpreter & Providing Visual Access to Deaf Consumers
by Amy Roach
Information about the role of the interpreter - providing access, what interpreting IS, what interpreting IS NOT, ethics, preparation, rest, & visual access

Next Generation Interpreting Services
Provides paperless solutions for interpreters to run their business seamlessly online. Interpreters can have customized rates & schedule online, automatic billing, reports for tax deductions, process credit card and purchase order payments for interpreting services, mobile services, video profile, and more. Customers will have access to real-time booking, review past & current interpreter requests, Terp Rewards program (earn points for free interpreting services), and more.

Application of Demand-Control Theory to Sign Language Interpreting: Implications for Stress and Interpreter Training
by Robyn K. Dean & Robert Q. Pollard, Jr.
The competent interpreter must understand and respond appropriately to the language and nonlanguage aspects of each interpreting assignment. We use the framework of demand-control theory to examine the complex occupation of sign language interpreting.

Customer Service for Interpreting Agencies: How to be all things to all People
by Carole Lazorisak & Lynne Eighinger
The pyramid model of cultural relationships

The Interpreter's Friend
by David Bar-Tzur
Advanced interpreting topics - Deafblind, linguistics, indigenous signs, name signs, interpreting for foreign spoken language classes, religious interpreting, technical interpreting, Jewish interpreting, multicultural interpreting, interpreter humor, interpreting service models, foreign signs, interpreter education, interpreter ethics, interpreter mentoring, interpreting for children, K-12 interpreting, legal interpreting, medical interpreting, nonmanual behavior, & processing models

Interpreting for Award Ceremonies and Banquets
by Jennifer Hawkins
This situational study examines and describes how a successful interpretation may be realized in awards ceremony and banquet settings. The author recommends the stages and steps that should be taken after accepting such an assignment from beginning to end.

Telephone Interpreting
Damon Timm
The goal of this project is to come to a better understanding of the telephone interpreting process, enabling interpreters to become more prepared for telephone interpreting situations and ultimately become better telephone interpreters. This project will also comparatively examine the TTY Relay service as an alternative to telephone interpreting (and vise versa), and provide role play scenarios and feedback conducted at an Interpreter Training Program (ITP).

Tips for New Professionals
by Amy Roach

Searching for an Interpreting Position: How to Market Yourself
by Amy Roach

What to look for in an Agency
by Amy Roach

Tips for a Successful Mentoring Relationship
by Amy Roach

Interpreting Resource Books

Sign Language Interpreting: A Basic Resource Book

by Sharon Neumann Solow

Sign Language Interpreting: Deconstructing the Myth of Neutrality

by Melanie Metzger

From Topic Boundaries to Omission: New Research on Interpretation (Studies in Interpretation)

Edited by Melanie Metzger, Steven Collins, Valerie Dively, and Risa Shaw

Encounters With Reality: 1001 Interpreter Scenarios

by Brenda Cartwright

Reading between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters

by Anna Mindess

Sign Language Interpreting: Exploring Its Art and Science

by David Alan Stewart, et al

Establishing a Freelance Interpretation Business : Professional Guidance for Sign Language Interpreters

by Tammera J. Fischer

So You Want to Be an Interpreter...
by Janice H. Humphrey

Random House Webster's American Sign Language Medical Dictionary
by Elaine Costello

Interpreting Certification

National Credential Descriptors for Sign Language Interpreters: NIC, RID, NAD, ACCI, & EIPA

National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

The NAD-RID joint certification system!

NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct

National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
It is the mission of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., to provide international, national, regional, state, and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

Interpreter Training Programs and Professional Development

RID Directory of Interpreter Training Programs

Searchable database for interpreter training programs in the U.S. and Canada by college name, program type, city, or state.

Accent on Interpreting

Accent on Interpreting was created in early 2000 by Maryanne Huber, CT, and Heather Hollingsworth. We had two goals in mind: to create a new resource for interpreters and interpreting students to polish their skills through mentorships, research materials, workshops, and workbooks, in order to increase the ranks of certified interpreters & to remember that INTERPRETING CAN BE FUN!!

Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center

In recognition of the right of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to equal communication access, the Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center (DO IT Center) designs and delivers quality education for and about Sign Language Interpreters. !

Signs of Development

The Signs of Development mission is to participate in the advancement of the profession of Sign Language interpreting and to assist parents of deaf and hard of hearing children in the acquisition of Sign Language.

John A Logan College: Interpreter Training Online

We offer several totally online classes for interpreters who are already working in the field.

Regional Interpreter Training Programs

These consortiums provide mentorship, trainings, & lending libraries to all interpreters, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.

Region 1: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

Northeastern University

Boston, MA Region 2: NY, NJ, PR, VI

CUNY/LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY Region 3: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC Region 4: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

The College of St. Catherine Interpreting Program

Minneapolis, MN Region 6: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR Region 7: IA, KS, MO, NE

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS Region 8: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO Region 7: IA, KS, MO, NE

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS Region 8: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO Region 9: AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam and the Trust Territories, Territories of the Pacific

El Camino College

Torrance, CA Region 10: AK, ID, OR, WA

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

Find ASL Sign Language Interpreters & Sign Language Translation Services

Finding quality ASL sign language interpreters and sign language translation services is an important step. Without these services, our deaf community is unable to communicate freely. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters provide a wide range of services to their community to help bridge the communication gap. Various services are offered through sign language translation services including video relay interpreting, emergency service network for after-hours interpreting and education and training for those who would like to continue their education in this field. Here you will find a list of resources for ASL interpreters and sign language translation services.

There are thousands of ASL sign language interpreters and network services located all around the world. These services provide us with valuable resources to help close the communication gap. Investing in ASL interpreter services or sign language translation services can be very beneficial when working in a diverse professional environment or communicating a social settings. Whatever your situation, consider using an ASL interpreter to communicate effectively with the deaf community.

Interpreting Agencies

RID Searchable Database of Certified Interpreters

Sign Language Associates, Inc. - all 50 states & Washington, DC

The Professional Interpreter Exchange - Maryland

Visual Language Interpreting - D.C. Metro Area

Hands On - New York

Hands On Sign Language Services - San Francisco, CA


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