Emory David Dively

Emory is an NIC: Master ASL interpreter, has operated small and large agencies, and consulted with agencies across the US. He has an MA in Communication & Leadership from Gonzaga University.

20 posts
Jude rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Jude rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Per TechCrunch, a judge ruled that a machine-automated translation of your rights and other legal documentation might be *literally a correct translation* but results in nonsensical language.…


Jun 18, 2018
1 min read
Don't go to graduate school to study interpreting

Don't go to graduate school to study interpreting

There are more M.A. programs on ASL Interpreting today than ever before. You can go to school in Florida, Washington D.C., Minnesota, Oregon and more. Here’s the thing though, you shouldn’t do it.…


Jun 14, 2018
2 min read
What’s in the news: June 8, 2018

What’s in the news: June 8, 2018

Some important updates and notes regarding communication access today, June 6, 2018: FCC VOTES TO “STRENGTHEN AND SUSTAIN” IP CAPTIONED SERVICES and Without Interpreters, California’s Deaf Prisoners.…


Jun 08, 2018
1 min read
Trapani is RID’s new CEO [Updated]

Trapani is RID’s new CEO [Updated]

This post was significantly updated on June 7, 2018 at 9:40 am Central time Trapani Hired as CEO In…


Jun 07, 2018
2 min read
How much do interpreters make?

How much do interpreters make?

Using employee wage data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the Cost of Living Index from Numbeo, we can learn how much interpreters earn and how far that wages goes when you compare it to the cost of living from that area.…


Jun 01, 2018
2 min read
RIDIR - An ethical decision-making framework for interpreters

RIDIR - An ethical decision-making framework for interpreters

My decision-making tool that I used to pass the ethical portion of the RID test at “mastery” level and how I walk through colleagues and employees when they ask the, “what if…?” questions that seem so frequent. It’s not perfect, but I think it works very well.…


May 27, 2018
6 min read
What’s in the news: May 25, 2018

What’s in the news: May 25, 2018

Bringing you the latest in Deaf, ASL, and Interpreting news: CASLI, DC, being taken seriously and more!…


May 25, 2018
1 min read
Ethical tests, rights-based ethics, and maxims

Ethical tests, rights-based ethics, and maxims

Before I explain my RIDIR Framework that has helped many people there are a few foundational pieces that we all need to understand: ethical tests, rights-based ethics, and ethical maxims.…


May 23, 2018
2 min read
What’s in the news: May 14, 2018

What’s in the news: May 14, 2018

A few things in the news on May 14, 2018: Gallaudet, ALDI and TRS.…


May 14, 2018
1 min read