Code Of Professional Conduct ( Registry Of Interpreters Of The Deaf

1818 Words Dec 6th, 2016 8 Pages
but I quickly saw how it was not. The docent caught my correction and made me reinterpret her statement, which I knew was wrong. Clearly she felt this information she was saying was correct, so I reinterpreted the message with the error. I feel knowing this was wrong influenced my affect, causing me to sound doubtful, which was very different from her confident manner. I really struggled to let information that I knew to be wrong leave my mouth. As an interpreter, I do not usually have this luxury to share my thoughts and views on what is right or wrong. Tenet 2.5 of RID’s Code of Professional Conduct (Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, 2005) states that an interpreter must “refrain from providing counsel, advice, or personal opinions,” but in this class, it is a little different, and the liberties are greater. My thinking was I did not want wrong information to reflect badly on Gallaudet or the docent. After the tour was finished I debriefed with the docent, and shared my understanding of the content, so that wrong information does not continue to get out. From that point on, I decided that I was not going to correct information again, but instead would apply a different strategy. If I was absolutely sure I was right, then I would not interpret the information and instead I would feed the docent the right information. For example, one docent slipped up and said The Globe was built centuries later than it really was. I simply gestured to them to tell them that is wrong,…

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