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The Physics of Processing Time

The Physics of Processing Time

Regular price $40.00 Sale

Time: Anytime

Location: Your home or office (online)

RID CEUs: 0.25 PS

Language: Spoken English

Workshop Description:

Everyone talks about processing time and it has been said it should be 3 to 5 seconds... but what is it? How do you determine if it should be three seconds or five seconds? What exactly happens in those seconds and how do you make them work for you?

Dale presents a visual Model describing in concrete terms the abstract theory of “processing time.” This Model will allow real world discussion of the stages of this vital component of interpreting and provide a tool for describing and giving feedback beyond “you need to adjust your processing time” or “how is my processing time?”

Dale’s model removes processing time from the realm of counting seconds, creating a physical visualization to support discussion and critique. 

Educational Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • explain the visual model of the concept of Processing Time
  • analyze the concepts in the Processing Time Model using sample texts
  • articulate their analysis of the Processing Time Model

Presenter Bio: 

Dale is a tenured Associate Professor of Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University and attorney advocating for persons who are Deaf.  Dale presents nationally on both interpreter education and legal advocacy and is the author of many papers on interpreting and the rights of people who are Deaf including: The Physics of Processing TimeCohesion and Orphans in InterpretationLegal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities: Law, Deafness and Personhood; Vote: The Power is in Your Hands; Making the ADA Effective for the Deaf Community; and Serving the Client Who is Deaf.

Dale also works with arts organizations including the National Theatre of the Deaf, The Utah Opera Company, The Sundance Institute, The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, The Fulton Opera House and many other companies.

Dale grew up in Taylorsville, Utah, but has lived in Indianapolis, New York, Chicago and Boston.  Dale is nationally certified as an ASL interpreter and is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Massachusetts.  Dale was on the board of the 2007 Deaflympic Games and the organizing board for Deaf Studies, Today!, He is heavily involved with Deaf technology projects including and the Deaf World Library.v


Full refunds will be given for all written (emailed) requests received within 30 days of purchase. No refunds will be given for requests received after that time but funds may be used toward a future Zaboosh workshop.


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Zaboosh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

This workshop is geared toward working ASL interpreters and interpreting students and will be presented in Spoken English.

*RID credits are sponsored by Zaboosh. Zaboosh is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .25 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

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