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New Register of Irish Sign Language Interpreters

Read the interesting article in the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association 

ITIA Bulletin 2021/1 about the ‘New Register of Irish Sign

Language Interpreters’ by Ray Greene.

“The ITIA Executive Committee has launched 2021 with an array of activities – two coffee mornings to date, one on ideas for further CPD and the second on working from home, ably hosted by Susanne Dirks and Penny Eades Alvarez respectively. We have also held two CPD sessions, both really well attended. The first webinar of the year was given by John O’Shea, FIT Europe Board member and Greek to English legal translator, telling us how to get a grip on GDPR obligations for free-lance translators. The second, held in February, was given by Henrik Walter-Johnsen from Norway, on the topic of Audio Visual Translation. This was very timely when we consider how much Netflix and other digital platforms we have been watching during the pandemic – and wondering who has been doing all this subtitling work?
Do please join us for our next Zoom coffee morning at 10 am, 23 March, hosted by ITIA PM Danièle TortMoloney on the topic of language sensitivity.

The committee has also embarked on a number of new initiatives for members, one just launched and another two ‘in progress’. The first, which was requested at our online AGM in October, is a members’ forum. This was launched on Valentine’s Day and so far uptake on the new LinkedIn ITIA members’ forum has been very positive. Don’t forget to check out the terms of use. The work in progress includes a mentoring programme for members – a questionnaire on the topic was circulated to members a number of months ago – and also the possibility of logging CPD on members’ ‘My ITIA’ page. We believe that these projects represent considerable benefits for ITIA members and will strengthen the association. Hopefully, our collective energy will keep us going to deliver our plans!”

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