Deaf interpreters wishing to take the CDI Knowledge (Written) Test will want to join us as we help you prepare. We will go through the CDI study guide and discuss the four main areas on the test: Professional Roles and Responsibilities, Preparation for Service Delivery, Provision of Service, and Post-Service Closure. We will make sure that you are familiar with the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct, RID’s Standard Practice Papers, and pertinent books and articles to ensure that you have the information you need. We will share tips for taking multiple choice tests, and we will have sample test items to check your ability to pick the best answer. Come join us as we strive to increase the number of Certified Deaf Interpreters here in North Carolina.
Karen Gabriel, CDI: Karen received her CDI in 1999 after attending the University of WisconsinMilwaukee Interpreter Training Program. She worked at Gallaudet Interpreting Services and for several agencies in Maryland and D.C. from 1999-2009. Karen also received her Dental Hygiene degree and worked as a dental hygienist for two deaf dentists in Maryland during that time. In 2010, Karen and her family moved to Florida and there she worked as a CDI in VR, medical, legal settings and frequently with the DeafBlind. She also taught many interpreting related workshops. Then in 2016, her family and her moved to Morganton, NC.
Pam King, MAEd, CI and CT: Pam King received her first interpreting credential and began interpreting at East Carolina University in 1985. When she began graduate school in 1989, pursuing a Master of Arts in Education in History, she began free-lancing. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she decided to remain a free-lance interpreter and continued free-lancing for the next 28 years. She has just taken a full-time position with DSDHH to pursue one of her passions: training and mentoring interpreters.