Deaf Interpreters in Court: An accommodation that is more than reasonable

Autor/a: National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers NCIEC
Año: 2009
Editorial: NCIEC, 2009
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


Most of the time in your court, the sign language interpreter you will encounter will be a person, just like you, who can hear. At times, however, a different kind of interpreter is needed – a Deaf interpreter who cannot hear. The term Deaf Interpreter is used to refer to an individual who is deaf and viewed as a specialist who possesses unique mastery of ASL and use of visual-gestural language features that enables her or him to be able to work effectively in settings where communication issues are complex and/or high risk. Most of the work of Deaf interpreters is done in collaboration with sign language interpreters who can hear and are engaged in assignments where a communication specialist is required to provide effective and accessible interpreting service.