Moving Interpretation Forward: Engaging our Visitors Virtually
Over the last year, many interpreters have had to change the way they practice interpretation. Even now a year later, many aren’t quite sure how to best engage with the public. Interpreters are asking themselves questions that range from what platform(s) might be best to how to meet accessibility standards and what to carry forth into our post COVID-19 world. If you find yourself pondering these same questions, then this program is just for you!
What to expect:
Starting March 15, this training takes place over six weeks. Each week at least one live webinar will be offered, and participants will be invited to a weekly check in/meeting exploring the week’s topic. Aside from webinars, panel discussions, readings, recordings, and occasional assignments will fill your week as you explore the topics highlighted below. Each week will take 2-4 hours of your time to explore.
Week 1: March 15
Introduction to virtual interpretation and the course
Week 2: March 22
Accessibility and virtual interpretation
Week 3: March 29
Technology basics and platform considerations
Week 4: April 5
Virtual Program Development and Design
Week 5: April 12
Best Practices and Inspiration
Week 6: April 19
Where do we go from here? Planning post pandemic
Live webinars will take place each Monday with a live networking/reflection optional meeting on Fridays. Dates and times are as follows:
March 15, 22, and 29 (2-hour session), April 5, 12, and 19
12-1p Pacific/3-4p Eastern
March 19 & 26, April 2, 9, and 16
12p Pacific / 3p Eastern
March 24, 10-11:30a Pacific/1-2:30p Eastern
March 31, 12-1p Pacific/3-4p Eastern
April 13, 12-1p Pacific/3-4p Eastern
What it costs:
$375 members/$450 non
Continued education credit?
After completing this course, NAI will award you 40 hours towards recertification.