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ASL-English Interpreter / Captionist / Transcriber Handbook

Appendix A: Code of Conduct

4.0: RESPECT FOR CONSUMERS

Tenet

Interpreters demonstrate respect for consumers.

Guiding Principle

Interpreters are expected to honor consumer preferences in selection of interpreters and interpreting dynamics, while recognizing the realities of qualifications, availability, and situation.

Illustrative Behavior - Interpreters

4.1:
Consider consumer requests or needs regarding language preferences, and render the message accordingly (interpreted or transliterated).

4.2:

Approach consumers with a professional demeanor at all times.

4.3:
Obtain the consent of consumers before bringing an intern to an assignment.

4.4:
Facilitate communication access and equality, and support the full interaction and independence of consumers.

Last Updated: 11/26/2014
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