Virtual Interpreting: How to Prepare and Deliver Effectively

  • 21 Aug 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 21


VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID and JSRCC present

Virtual Interpreting: How to Prepare and Deliver Effectively

                Sabrina Smith, Ph.D. CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

Date:  August 21, 2020

 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

Location:  This is an online workshop using Zoom. 



Workshop Description This workshop will focus on the changing role of the interpreter using a virtual format. With the changing world interpreters across the country have been forced to interpret online. This workshop will take a look at programs that have been successful in supporting interpreters. The challenge of teaming using virtual formats will also be discussed. The participants will have the opportunity to interpret material and practice how to record and download their products and make them shareable. Interpreters will also discuss the impact of virtual learning on the clients we serve. Some of the programs we will be using are Zoom, Google duo, QuickTime, and Loom. Others will be discussed as well.

 Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 19 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 13 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools as well as teaching interpreters how to improve their expressive skills. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

Grant participants should contact Sandra Blue, for the training code.  VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.  If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue or Carrie Humphrey

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