Zakon were invited to run a full day workshop with some very keen ASLI members
Zakon were privileged to be invited by the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ALSI) to run our Interpreting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Investigations Workshop at the YHA in Manchester.
ASLI were established in 1987, to provide professional discussion on all issues related to sign language interpreting and the provision of interpreting services. From the beginning their aims have been simple: to encourage good practice in sign language interpreting and to support our fellow professionals. As a result, they asked us to provide professional development for their members on this exceptionally important topic.
Delegates received an input on legislation and the unique terminology that these investigation present, they conducted several group tasks which included an exercise on spotting the signs that victims may present. Delegates also got to see an interview with a modern day slavery complainant and did group work on the issues that this may present for interpreters. The afternoon was spent working through a case study with a range of points to consider for delegates.
Despite the range of differing experience within the room, the feedback was outstanding and the course leader, Simon Smith, commented “It was a fantastic day full of learning with a very keen group of interpreters, bearing in mind that this was a weekend and several had travelled many miles, it really exemplified the professionalism within interpreting and ASLI in particular.”
Here are some things delegates had to say: -
“Very informative, great delivery and well put together.”
“The trainer had amazing, extensive knowledge.”
“Thanks, a brilliant day.”
“The trainer had good knowledge of interpreters and was able to answer any question.”
“Great depth of resources, mixture of tasks. It was thought provoking.”
“Comprehensive with perfect examples, delivered in plain English.”
“Trainer was extremely knowledgeable and relatable.”
You can find out more about ALSI here https://asli.org.uk
Details of the venue can be seen here https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-manchester
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