Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Hearing and Deaf Interpreters’ Understanding of the CPC

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • 5:15 PM - 9:15 PM
  • Anchorage, East High School, Library Annex (Event will start promptly at 5:15pm)


  • Application of scholarship funds are available for Deaf Interpreters if you are a member of AKRID. For more details contact Anne Dawson dawson@asdawson.com
  • Includes membership fee
  • The recording is for regions outside the Anchorage and Mat-Su area. To obtain CEUs you must participate in the training within 2 weeks of receiving the stimulus.

Registration is closed

Deaf and Hearing Interpreter training coming September 2014!

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Hearing and Deaf Interpreters’ Understanding of the CPC
Presented by: Naomi Sheneman

Naomi conducted a research study investigating Deaf interpreters’ ethical decision-making process and preliminary findings indicate that they have a different view of the RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) from hearing interpreters - largely influenced by their Deaf extralinguistic knowledge (DELK). An idea stemmed from this study that a workshop should be conducted for hearing and Deaf interpreters to convene and discuss their interpretation of the CPC tenets.

In this workshop, Naomi will be sharing some details from her research, including some real-life situations for the participants to assess. A selection of CPC tenets will be highlighted for the participants to discuss what each means from the hearing and Deaf view and why. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion of how Deaf and hearing interpreters may approach ethical decisions differently and improve better understanding and collaboration in Deaf-hearing interpreting teams.


Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Doors open at 4:45pm.

Event will start promptly at 5:15 - 9:15pm

Light dinner of salad and pizza will be provided. Bring your own beverage.

Location: Anchorage Site TBA

Outside of Anchorage and Mat-Su:
A recording will be available for remote use. Please register online as a remote user and email your mailing address to Anne Dawson.

Please register on-line. Deadline to register is September 8, 2014

- Member wanting CEUs: $45.00
- Non-member wanting CEUs: $70.00
(includes price of membership)
- No CEUs: $35.00
- Deaf Interpreters: $25.00

CEU: 0.4
Professional Studies are offered for this workshop throughout the Language Door, an approved RID CMP & ACET sponsor. No partial credit allowed. Activity #0264091401

Presenter Bio

Naomi Sheneman, M.A., M.S., CDI & ASLTA-Professional, has been working professionally in the interpreting profession since 2000 in different roles including interpreter, trainer, mentor, supervisor, diagnostician and consultant. She is currently working as the Kaizen Director for Network Interpreting Service and is a doctoral candidate at Gallaudet University in the Interpretation program in the Research Track. She developed Interpreting Diagnostic Assessment Rubrics (ASL-English/ English-ASL) with Marilyn K. Mitchell which was reprinted in Gordon, P. & Magler, M. (2007) The Mentor’s Companion.

This training will be presented in ASL

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