Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.

The Complete Package: It’s Not Just About Language

  • 10/13/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness


  • Members of the Deaf community who would like to participate are invited to join this workshop at no cost.

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Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf        

Presents a FREE Members-only Event!

The Complete Package: It’s Not Just About Language

Presented by Roberto Sandoval

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

0.60 Professional Studies RID CEUs


SCRID members in good standing:  FREE

Deaf Community Members:  FREE 

(contact for secret registration code)

Region V Affiliate Chapter Members registration opens Oct 1, 2018

(contact  with proof of membership to receive a  secret registration code)

Location:  GLAD Auditorium  2222 Laverna Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Target Audience: Members of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf providing ASL-English interpretation in Southern California.

Level of Participant’s Prior Knowledge of Topic:  Little/None

 Important Notice:

This workshop will be conducted in ASL and no voice interpreting services will be provided.  Tactile interpreting services must be requested by October 1, 2018.

Anyone requesting CEUs must sign the Activity Sheet & arrive on time.  CEUs will not be granted to those who are admitted 15 minutes late.

Workshop Description:

This ethical decision making workshop is ideal for aspiring, newly-established, and established interpreters interested in more fully developing the hard and soft skills requisite to effectively navigate this profession. Participants will be lead through analysis of extra-linguistic knowledge, experience, and beliefs as they impact choices made before, during and after assignments. A variety of case scenarios will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to assess these scenarios as well as personal approaches to preparing for and delivering within our profession.

Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will identify and define at least three terms presented during the training relating to power and privilege, and use them appropriately in group discussions.
  • Participants will describe at least two ways in which extra-linguistic knowledge affects interpreter's understanding of their responsibilities to Deaf consumers.
  • Participants will describe at least two roles which can be effected by their understanding of extra-linguistic knowledge and how they affect decision-making during the interpreting dynamic.
  • Participants will identify at least three systems and institutions of privilege and oppression that impact the way in which they view their personal power and privilege and those of the Deaf and hearing consumers with whom they work, and how each affects their decision-making in managing power and privilege during the interpreting dynamic.
  • Given the complex dynamics and responsibility inherent in interpreting work, participants will describe at least two aspects of entering the interpreting profession for which they must prepare, and at least one way for each aspect in which they will prepare for the challenges they will face regarding power, privilege and oppression.  
  • Participants will describe how preparedness for and decisions made relating to their profession impact the integrity of their work.
Presenter Biography:

Roberto Sandoval is a native of San Diego and currently lives in Los Angeles. He has served on numerous committees and boards of Latinx Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened (DDBDDHHLD) and sign language interpreter organizations.

Roberto is the Chair of California Manos del Corazón (formerly California Latino Council of Deaf and Hard of Hearing), the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latinx DDBDDHHLD communities in the state of California. He is serving as Deaf Member-at-Large of Mano a Mano (MaM), the national professional ASL/Spanish/English trilingual interpreter organization, and he is the first Deaf board member on the MaM Executive Board. Roberto’s participation on the MaM Board marks the beginning of much collaboration between Deaf and hearing interpreters who work in Spanish- influenced settings. He has been involved with MaM since 2013. Roberto was elected and is currently serving as Co-Chair of National Deaf Interpreters (NDI), the new national professional Deaf interpreter organization.

Policies and Disclaimers:

SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.  This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 at the “Little/None” Content Knowledge Level.

SCRID Event Late Arrival Policy:

Anyone requesting CEUs must sign the Activity Sheet & arrive on time. Partial CEUs will not be granted for this workshop.  CEUs will not be granted to those who are admitted 15 minutes late.

SCRID Cancellation Policy:

In the event that SCRID cancels an event, refunds or transfers to future SCRID events are possible. Pre-registrants will be notified immediately upon cancellation.

Refunds for individual registration cancellations may be requested if SCRID receives notification of said cancellation 3 days prior to the event. Registrations are non-refundable for late cancellations after this date without verification of serious circumstances to be determined by the SCRID board on a case-by-case basis.  Email to request refunds stating the event name, event date and justification for late cancellation. All requests for refunds for late cancellations must be approved by the SCRID board.

Non-Discrimination: Presenter and participants agree to foster an environment of mutual respect free from bias of any kind.



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