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17 posts
How RID can build trust in the CEO hiring process

How RID can build trust in the CEO hiring process

Over the last several months, RID hired Joey Trapani and recently announced that Trapani would be ending his term as CEO of the organization after only a few months. Even if everything else went well, this would still have been problematic. However, many people were unhappy...…


Sep 15, 2018
1 min read
Sign Language Interpreters Must Unionize. Here’s Why.

Sign Language Interpreters Must Unionize. Here’s Why.

In 2012, interpreters working for a video relay service (VRS) provider across the country was facing the increasing corporatization of their industry. VRS providers, despite record profits...…


Sep 11, 2018
8 min read
The paradox of educational interpreting

The paradox of educational interpreting

Educational interpreting is a paradox. More specifically, E-12 interpreting is a paradox. The pay, qualifications, and mindset of (some) interpreters does not appropriately match the situation in which they are working.…


Aug 15, 2018
2 min read
Write a guest post: our policies

Write a guest post: our policies

The business of interpreting and the ethics of interpreting are not monolithic. Have a unique lens to share? Here are our guest blog post policies.…


Aug 13, 2018
1 min read
Judge rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Judge 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
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
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
An introduction to ethics for professional interpreters

An introduction to ethics for professional interpreters

Ethical decision-making is one of the primary tasks that a professional interpreter must face. More so, it's something that interpreters must *live out*. See, the life and principles of ethical, or moral, decisions are a continuous commitment to your principles.…


May 12, 2018
4 min read