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Invitation to take RID’s Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey

Deadline for Survey: May 4, 2016

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) has announced the opening of a Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey for the NIC credential which started on April 13, 2016. The goal of this survey is to gather information from the breadth of RID’s members and stakeholders to validate the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required for an NIC interpreter. TDI is quite pleased to support RID in their efforts to gather invaluable information from members and stakeholders.

Conducting a JTA from time to time is an important part of a strong certification program as it ensures that the appropriate knowledge and abilities are being assessed through the program. For this work to be successful, we need your assistance and the input from interpreters and consumers alike.

A JTA is a study of what knowledge and skills are necessary to do a job. In essence, it is a snapshot of the profession at this point in time. It will tell us information about where interpreters and consumers intersect and what the needs of both groups are. We will also be able to compare data from previous surveys to determine what has changed over the years and what we can look forward to in the future. Finally, the JTA will serve as the basis upon which new assessments will be developed.

The NIC credential impacts the entire community and it is important that everyone has a voice in this process. Leading up to this point, RID has already engaged a diverse set of more than 50 volunteers who have contributed to the survey development. But engagement of many more individuals through this survey will be vital to gathering data that is relevant to everyone.

Claude Stout, TDI Executive Director said, “TDI supports the ongoing national efforts of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. in professionalism, code of ethics, and standards for high quality interpreting services (sign language and voice, or expressive and receptive). As we consumers all know, interpreters make or break us in communication situations with our hearing contacts in the local community, be they professional or personal. Please do join TDI in RID’s campaign to gather as much data for its Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey. Let us remember it is us consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing that can only create the empowering, inclusive, self-determining future we expect to enjoy in America. Last but not least, we thank interpreters from across the nation that have put their hearts into, and make sacrifices in order for us to have a place in the community. In due time, we will get more interpreting opportunities in employment, civics, human services, politics, fine arts, relay services, medicine, law, and other life activity areas. Please help do your part for the survey. Thanks very much.”

The link to the survey is below. Please remember to just click one time on the “Continue” button at bottom of each page of the survey, or it will restart the survey.


Deadline for Survey: May 4, 2016

RID is very excited about this project, and TDI is happy to support them in their effort; it is a good opportunity for RID to engage the community collectively toward one outcome. In order to maximize participation in the NIC Job Task Analysis Survey, RID has decided to extend the deadline for this survey from April 27, 2016 to May 4, 2016.

Thank you for your partnership in this effort!