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Qualified Video Interpreters

Video conferencing for Interpreters training was held in conjunction with, and at, RMIT University in Melbourne.

The two-hour session was held in Dec 2011 and attended by approximately 50 All Graduates' interpreters, across our full range of language groups.

The session consisted of:

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All Graduates' shared the Do's and Don'ts of Video Conference Interpreting

Results of a recent study into the implication of video conferencing

Video Conference Demonstration

 Read about the professional development and training provided to All Graduates' Interpreters

AllGraduatesTraining RMIT videoconferencing demonstration2

 

All Graduates' shared the Do's and Don'ts of Video Conference Interpreting

Some of these Do's and Don'ts included: 

Before the session: 

  • It is wise to check your appearance (e.g. tidy hair, clothing) in a mirror or via the screen image before the session begins.
  • Ensure your video conferencing unit is in a quiet environment where confidentiality can be maintained for the duration of the call

During the session:

  • The screen can be split in half. One half will show your clients.  The other half will show you what you look like to the clients.
  • Remember to maintain eye contact with the monitor and keep unnecessary movementsto a minimum to avoid causing distractions.
  • Avoid making unnecessary noises, tapping pencils, clicking pens, squeaky chair

At the end of the session:

  • When the session is finished, say farewell to both parties and switch unit off.
  • Where pre-booked videoconferencing interpreting sessions start after the nominated commencement time,
  • you will be paid from the pre-booked starting time, not the actual starting time.

 

Results of a recent study into the implication of video conferencing

RMIT's Discipline Head of Translating and Interpreting department, Sedat Mulayim shared the results of a recent study into the implication
of video conferencing as a tool for interpreters, which was conducted by his department. 

The study is the first to analyse this mode of communication for the interpreting sector. 

The study tested a group of Chinese and Japanese students in an interpreting session in

  1. face-to-face dialogue
  2. audio only, and
  3. by video.

The performance was measured and it was discovered that it achieved close results in almost all cases tested. 

The overriding result was that video conferencing as a communication tool does not negatively impact upon the performance of the interpreting. 

These presentations were followed by a live demonstration of a video link from the RMIT University Lecture Theatre, to our office in Bank Place, Melbourne.

 

Video Conference Demonstration

All Graduates CEO, Ismail Akinci connected quickly and easily to Clare, one of our Translation Project Managers using a Cisco video conference desktop unit.

Clare was able to be seen and heard with high definition. 

 

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