The National Registry of Professional Interpreters and Translators for the Deaf Code of Ethics (1964)
Text of the Code
"C. The newly established registry of interpreters and translators has its own code of ethics:
"Recognizing the invaluable influence of an interpreter in the life of a deaf person, we resolve to inject into the persons involved the highest ideals for which the association stands; to lend grace and sobriety to all our dealings, and to maintain poise and dignity under all conditions and circumstances.
"We resolve to exemplify loyalty and conscientiousness, and to exercise patience at all times; to keep our lives wholesome and clean; that our very presence may bring life and light to those about us; to encourage confidence and moral ethics, lend hope, and nourish faith, remembering that the eternal laws of God are the only ones under which we can truly succeed."
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