Interpreters and Ethical Decision-Making: Right or Wrong by Kevin Taylor

  • 30 Mar 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Virginia Community College 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

NVCC and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant provided by Marla Pollack present...

"Interpreters & Ethical Decision-Making: Right or Wrong”

 Presented by Kevin Taylor, MA, CDI


Registration due by March 25th

VIEW FLYER & FORM: 3.30.19 NVCC.docx

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $75.00

         VRID Students/Grant participants- Free

Send checks/registration form to:

Northern Virginia Community College C/O Paula Debes Reece

ASL Interpreter Education Department, Room CM 308

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA. 22003-3796

Location: NVCC

         8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

         Building CN, Room 227

NOTE: Certificates of Attendance will be given at conclusion, Parking is open in Lot B or garage, Coffee and Refreshments will be provided in the morning

Workshop Information: 

Unsure of what is ethical or not for an assignment?  Want to discuss how to make choices or decisions regarding your work.  Share experiences of hypothetical situations with your colleagues, understanding your role in decision-making.  We will discuss two different lenses; the interpreter/system perspective and the Deaf person’s perspective.  The workshop will include lecture and classroom activities and practice.

Presenter Biography: Kevin Taylor, MA, CDI

Kevin Taylor is currently an ASL Professor-in-Charge faculty member at George Mason University teaching ASL courses, will be adding a minor in the next few years.  Kevin received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University and his M.A. in Deaf Studies: Specializing in Teaching Sign Language from Gallaudet University.

Prior to working at GMU, he a Professor in the ASL/INT program at Northern Virginia Community College since 2011 teaching a wide variety of ASL and Interpreting courses.  He also worked for a year at Gallaudet University teaching ASL.  Kevin was also a high school teacher at Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) for four years.  He has given several workshops “ASL Science Concepts used in the Classroom” for educational interpreters.  Kevin recently co-presented on “Deaf Interpreter Educators: An Expanding Field” at the Conference of Interpreter Trainer’s conference in Portland, Oregon.

He remains active in various local and national organizations by maintaining memberships with ASLTA and Conference of Interpreter Trainers and served as a Vice President on a local committee with Veditz American Sign Language Teachers’ Association located in Virginia.

He is currently ASLTA certified and a Certified Deaf Interpreter.  He has been interpreting with various agencies in the DC metro area.

Hobbies:  In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel, go fishing, play basketball and spend time with his husband and two dogs.

ADA Accommodations must be requested by March 25, 2019 contact Marla Pollack ( or Paula Debes (


"VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level."

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