Accuracy in interpretation is one of the key measures of a professional interpreter. But what does accuracy entail? How should we handle figurative language like idioms? What about double negatives, false starts, and expletives? How do we deal with messages that can only be understood in certain cultural contexts? What can we do when we suspect a consumer is not understanding? To what degree can we let nonverbal cues influence our interpretation? How can we gracefully correct substantive errors, both our own and those of a colleague we might be working with?

Through an understanding of the ethical standard of accuracy for interpreters, and a close-up look at the components and role of language, individual messages, and the process of interpreting, this workshop will answer the questions above and more.

You'll learn specific strategies and tools for handling difficult scenarios, and be introduced to a winning exercise that will dramatically enhance your overall accuracy in interpretation.

This course has been approved for 1 ATA point, .125 BEI CEUs, .1 IMIA CEUs, 1.25 hrs for JBCC, 1.25 hrs for CCHI, and pre-approved as PINRA for .125 RID CEUs.


Cost: $25

Confidentiality is one of the most heavily weighted principle of every code of ethics for interpreters. It carries tremendous significance as it aligns with US laws specifically designed to protect individual privacy in health care, finance, and education (such as HIPAA, GLBA, and FERPA).  Take an interesting look at the concept of confidentiality from the legal and cultural perspectives and consider the critical role it plays in ethical decision-making in this one-hour webinar. Pre-approved as PINRA for .1 RID CEUs, 1 ATA CEP, 1.0 hr (Ethics) for JBCC. 


Cost: $25

This advanced workshop for spoken and signed language interpreters addresses questions such as: What is the difference between a moral decision and an ethical one? What is a cultural mediation problem versus an ethical dilemma? Facilitated by  training expert and certified ASL interpreter Ryan Foley, this webinar is thought provoking and immediately applicable to the work of interpreters. This webinar is pre-approved as PINRA for .2 RID CEUs.


Cost: $25