Guidelines for booking interpreters in healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Autor/a: Association of Sign Language Interpreters ASLI
Año: 2020
Editorial: ASLI, 2020
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


These guidelines are issued in response to deaf and deafblind sign language users being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, due to their access to information in their first or preferred language, typically British Sign Language (BSL) in the UK, being significantly reduced in all areas of life. Deaf people are not always provided the appropriate access they need, particularly in medical settings, as some healthcare professionals do not specifically consider the range of communication requirements of patients with varying degrees of deafness. Separate guidelines have been produced for interpreters that stipulate guidance on health and safety with regard to their working practices in medical settings during the pandemic.