CISLI were extremely fortunate to have Caroline McGrotty and Dr John Bosco Conama present to over 30 of our members in the Centre for Deaf Studies, Dublin, on the 13th December.
Caroline McGrotty gave a fascinating presentation on her research on third-level education interpreting, which featured discussion of the importance of trust, the relationship between Deaf student and interpreter, the role of the disability officer, and much more.
Dr Conama presented on the ISL Bill, currently before Seanad Éireann, and how its provisions would affect interpreters. He explored the various provisions in the Bill around registration, a possible ‘voucher’ system, sanctions for unregistered interpreters, and much more.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr Conama and Ms McGrotty, and also to the Centre for Deaf Studies for allowing us to use their room.
Afterwards, we headed to the nearby Porterhouse where we indulged in a little festive revelry!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all CISLI members!