Interpreter Workshop: Do Interpreters Drive You Crazy? – Houston

Relationship with Interpreters HOUSTON

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Do Interpreters Drive

Have you experienced frustrations when working with an interpreter, but don’t understand why you feel this way? Or, have you ever felt uncomfortable receiving interpreter services and can’t explain why?

In this workshop, geared toward people who are deaf or hard of hearing, you will learn how to work with interpreters, and about the interpreters’ code of professional conduct. Other topics covered in the workshop are:

? Definitions of key terms such as interpreter, certification, licensure, ethics, behavior, and grievance

? Differences between a qualified interpreter and someone who knows sign language

? How the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct applies to interpreters’ behaviors

This workshop is designed to give consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing more confidence when working with interpreters and to help them access the communication services they need for success.

Ann Horn, the workshop presenter, works for the DARS Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as a Program Specialist. Being deaf herself, she is a tireless advocate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, in various areas such as interpreting services, senior citizens, and communication skills. Ann is also a certified Level III -Intermediary by the DARS’ Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI). Ann is responsible for continuing education units (CEUs) distributed by DHHS.

In the area of education, Ann works as an adjunct associate professor at Austin Community College (ACC) teaching American Sign Language. She is a graduate of Gallaudet University with a BA degree in psychology and from Lamar University with a MS degree in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and is currently a doctoral student at Lamar University.

Workshop Date & Times:

July 11, 2015
1 pm – 4 pm

McGovern-Stella Link
Neighborhood Library
7405 Stella Link
Houston, Texas 77025

To Register: To reserve a seat, email [email protected] or call 512-410-1387 to reserve a seat.

DEADLINE for registering: July 2, 2015

For questions, comments, or complaints, call the DARS Inquiries at 1-800-628-5115.

To reach the DHHS office, ask for ext. 3250 or visit

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