POSTPONED: Adapting to remote interpreting

  • 04/19/2020
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Alaska Native Medical Center, Conference room 3
  • 20


This event has been postponed due to public health concerns.

Due to the ongoing health risks posed by possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus, NOTIS is postponing its April 19, 2020 Adapting to remote interpreting.

We look forward to rescheduling the event as soon as it becomes feasible to do so.

Your credit cards will be credited for the full amount that you paid when you registered for the event. Our Office Manager will work as efficiently as possible to do this. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We look forward to seeing you when our event is rescheduled.

NOTIS Community Interpreting Division

and the Alaska Institute for Justice


Adapting to Remote Interpreting

What is this? Interpreting is a challenging occupation, even when sitting together in a room with only two people talking to each other. In today’s world, however, the interpreter is often connected to the speakers remotely, that is, over the phone or over a video conference link. How does this change the interpreting dynamic? What new skills are needed? How can interpreters prepare to be a good remotely as they are in person?

This 2-hour workshop will explore the differences between in-person and remote interpreting as well as the impact on role and confidentiality of remote interpreting. Hands-on exercises will help participants develop skills in:

  • Managing telephonic and video interpreting equipment to optimize video and audio input and output.
  • Interpreting without visual cues.
  • Managing introductions.
  • Managing the flow of a session without visual cues.
  • Dealing with unclear or overlapping speech.
  • Troubleshooting.
Who is teaching?     Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 28 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs.

  Sunday, April 19, 2020

Check-in at 12:30 pm.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 to sign in.
Class from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where?  Alaska Native Medical Center, Conference room 3
4315 Diplomacy Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

Cost?  $40  NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Join NOTIS at )  

Registration?  Click the register button and pay online. Registration will close at midnight on April 15th. Space is limited to the first 20 applicants.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after the 15th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before 15th.    

Directions? Click here for directions to the hospital, and click here for a map of the facility.

Parking at ANMC is free. The Alaska Native Health Campus map shows where you may park.   

Refreshments? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. The hospital cafeteria is available for lunch or to purchase coffee or snacks.

CE credits? This workshop is accredited for two credits from the CCHI and the ATA. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Anything else?  If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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