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March 10, 6:00-9:00 PM CST

"Flexibility in ASL-to-English Interpreting"


Description: An accurate and equivalent interpretation is more than just selecting the correct words. How can we make our ASL-to-English interpretations sound more dynamic and native for a variety of clients? How do we feel more confident in our ability to interpret into English? This workshop explores how register can be used to increase both accuracy and equivalence in English interpretations, as well as build confidence in our own abilities. We will discuss what register is, how it is used in spoken English, and learn strategies to develop flexibility in ASL-to-English interpreting.





ATucker_teaching_.jpg Amber Tucker is a certified ASL-English interpreter, mentor, presenter, and interpreter trainer. She has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies: Ethnic Studies, Diversity and Difference from the University of Iowa, and a master’s degree in Deaf History and Culture: Audism and Allyship from Union Institute & University. Ms. Tucker has taught in Interpreter Training Programs at the community college and university levels for nearly a decade and has been a workshop presenter for over 15 years. She is currently licensed in Iowa and Nebraska, with an EIPA 4.3 and National Interpreter Certification. Amber has a passion for professional development rooted in a philosophy of lifelong learning and partnership with the Deaf community.


  • Educational Objectives: (1) Reduce the occurrence of “pairing”; (2) Discuss strategies for producing an English interpretation with greater variety and range of words; (3) Examine linguistic register and how it is used in spoken English.

  • Target Audience: Sign Language Interpreters, Interns, and Students

  • This workshop is presented via Zoom. A link will emailed upon completion of registration and confirmation of payment. The Zoom link will be opened 10 minutes prior to the start of the training.

  • Requests for accommodations need to be received by March 3, 2021 at either (515) 265-5433 or

  • Life Interpretation, Inc. upholds an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination based upon gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nor any other protected class.

  • There are no refunds and no partial CEUs will be awarded. Only if an insufficient number of attendees register resulting in a cancelation or postponement, will refunds be granted.

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NCDHH is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities.
This professional studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs in PS studies at Some Knowledge level.