CFI to participate in International Symposium

(Jan. 20, 2015) _ CFI representatives will attend the International Symposium on Bilingual Videoconferencing in Legal Settings January 21 through 22.

Participation in the conference will allow CFI to connect with experts in the field and gather important information to assist in our advocacy for appropriate VRI use in California.

The symposium will report key findings from the European AVIDICUS 3 project, which has conducted a comprehensive assessment of videoconferencing solutions used or under development in the legal sector. AVIDICUS is a three part research project (2008-2015) to investigate bilingual videoconference communication, including the quality of the interpreting performance and the dynamics of the communicative interaction in video links used in investigative interviews, court-room proceedings, probation and prison settings. The symposium is organized by academics studying remote interpreting, including the University of Surrey’s Dr. Sabine Braun, whose studies confirm increased fatigue and performance decline using remote interpreting.

CFI President Ariel Torrone and Camille Taiara will attend. Both have been researching VRI issues, and Taiara is heading up a project to prepare a CFI white paper on language access and VRI use in the U.S.


Tags: *VRI, *language access