When You’ve Tried Everything

David Bowell, Matthew O’Hara, and Pamela Whitney

2014 NAD National Conference

There are situations where deaf people or even interpreters themselves want to make an ethical complaints against interpreters who are members of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). The presenters discussed several strategies and emphasized mediation as an essential solution to ethical complaints. Some interpreters are unsure of what they are expected to do, because some deaf people like to voice for themselves. What do you do in situations like that? RID suggests you ask, whether you are the client or the interpreter, what the expectations are. Some interpreters do fabulously on the day of their certification testing, but in general they are not so swell. In situations like this, they may be re-tested to validate their qualifications. For more information, email ethics@rid.org.

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