of Dress Codes and Ethics of the Interpreting Profession
Just this week the Law Society of Kenya released a memo to all its members describing the proper dress code for lawyers practicing in Kenya.
Interpreters the world over have developed and adopted their own codes for dress and professional practice. As the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters puts it...
One important aspect of any profession is to agree how members of that profession should conduct themselves in the course of their work and what values are important and should underpin the way they work.
Sign Language interpreters are professionals who provide an important service for Deaf and hearing people.
Associations of sign language interpreters have developed their own Code of Ethics, or Ethical Code or Code of Professional Conduct, which embodies those values and sets out how interpreters are expected to behave.
Here are a few examples
KSLIA and other associations across the world have a Code of Ethics
A visual explanation? here you go
The next time you see me wearing the Kitenge or Kanzu you will know that I am not on duty I could be on leave but as you know You never meet your mother-in-law on the day that you are welldressed.
You can learn more here - the Interpreters Friend
Have an official day and a dressed down weekend.
the headdress, because hats come and go.
During the Day I dress up like an Interpreter