An Introduction to Ethics for Interpreters


This session will give a broad overview of ethics as it relates to Sign Language Interpreters. Moving from a duty based approach to an outcomes based one it aims to give you the beginnings of a toolkit toward recognising ethical decisions for what they are. By the end of this session you should be able to;

- Relate concepts of harm to ethical decision making
- Have an understanding of what an outcomes approach to ethics looks like
- Understand how this approach lends itself to interpreting theory


Jason is a freelance BSL/English Interpreter and Director of iNet Interpreting Ltd, the UK's first interpreting co-operative formed in 2011. A fully qualified BSL/English interpreter with over 15 years experience he qualified through the postgraduate route gaining the PGdip in BSL/English interpreting via SLI/UCLAN in 2009.

Jason initially trained and qualified as a Social Worker gaining the DipSW in 1996. He has an MA in Ethics from Keele University and has lectured on ethics and professionalism on the postgraduate diploma at SLI/UCLAN and the MA in BSL/English interpreting at University of Leeds. He is currently module leader for professional issues and specialist settings on the SLI Advanced Diploma in BSL/English interpreting. 

An Introduction Into Ethics For Interpreters - Jason Bell

A brief overview of ethical principles of importance to BSL/English Interpreters including definitions of harm, outcome based ethics and skopostheorie.

£25.00 GBP