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.

To Go...Or Not to Go...Interpreters: Essential and Vulnerable

  • 05/08/2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)


Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Presents:

To Go...Or Not to Go...Interpreters: Essential and Vulnerable

Presented by Janet Maxwell

May 8, 2021

1 - 4pm PST

0.30 PS CEUs

* No partial CEUs will be provided *

SCRID Member Interpreters - $10.00 with meeting attendance, $25.00 workshop alone

SCRID Student Members - $10.00 with meeting attendance, $15.00 workshop alone


Deaf Community (Not Interpreters) - $15.00

Non-SCRID Member Interpreters - $35.00

Event Description: 

Discussions about how the new Covid-19 landscape has changed our approach to deciding when we go interpret in person, or resort to safer video and internet options.

Participants will: 

  1. Develop understanding of what it will require medical interpreters to do the essential functions of their interpreting in this new time of Covid-19 and beyond.  

  2. Learn about PPE and what it will take to protect ourselves while we are interpreting.  

  3. Learn 3-5 other communicable diseases and how they all differ in our PPE.  

  4. Learn 3-5 new vocabulary terms that one will be asked to interpret in medical settings post Covid-19.  

About the Presenter:

Janet Maxwell, CI, CT, NAD V.  Certified since 1990. Proud CODA since 1968.   I've been in the field of Interpreting since attending Interpreter program at Western Oregon State (now University ), for the last 34 years.  Medical Interpreting focus most of my career.  Now. newly hired at UCLA Medical from Stanford Health Care for the last 6 years. Offered several Medical Interpreting workshops at National & International conferences. Proud newest member of SCRID.


RID CEUs: 0.30 PS CEUs 

This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language (no voice interpretation will be provided).

For any questions, please feel free to email 

Location: Online (Zoom)

We will email you a zoom link to the workshop 24 hours before the start of the workshop. 

This workshop is designed for ALL knowledge levels.


SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This workshop is offered for 0.3 Professional Studies CEUs.  

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. 

Reasonable Accommodations:  Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received two weeks in advance of this event by contacting



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