Conquering the VQAS: Part 6 Transliteration to English

  • 16 Nov 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 35


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID and J.S. Reynolds Community College present

“​Conquering the VQAS

VQAS: Part 6 Transliteration to English”

Presented by Dr Sabrina Smith

Date: November 16, 2022 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

0.3 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID 

Location: Online Format

Workshop/Course Description:

This workshop will focus on the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening. The participants will use their previous diagnostics as well as the overall all rating system to plan an approach to taking the test. Part 6 of the workshop will have a specific focus on the Transliteration to English portion of the test. Participants are asked to have a way to video themselves in order to look at their product and analyze ways to improve.

Educational Objectives:

 Identify areas of improvement on the VQAS diagnostics specifically on the Transliteration to English.

 Demonstrate knowledge of the differences between ASL and Transliteration.

 Apply techniques learned during the workshop to the final product that will be videoed.


Participants will need a device to record their product. The device must have audio as well as video.

Evaluation & Assessment:

Evaluations will be done by looking giving instant feedback on the participants product as they work. Also, by allowing the participants to ask questions for any clarification needed.

Presenter Biography: 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 20 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 has presented various workshops across the country. She worked as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications for over 14 years. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

Grant participants should contact Susan May for the training code. VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Extensive Knowledge Level. If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contacts Susan May or Carrie Humphrey

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