A Sign Language Interpreter in Inclusive education: the View of Deaf persons on their quality of life

Autor/a: WIT, Maya de
Año: 2011
Editorial: [S. l.]: Maya de Wit, 2011
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación, Traducción e Interpretación


In the last years an increasing number of deaf students are educated with learning students in classrooms. If deaf students gain access to education through an interpreter, it is assumed that they will enhance their future quality of life and be better able to fully realize their economic potential and thus contribute to society in equal measure. In order for policy makers to design more long term effective regulations and policies, one must know the possible impact on the quality of life of receiving education through a sign language interpreter.

In this study a set of quality of life indicators was selected based on a literature review in the areas of quality of life, inclusive education, sign language interpreting in the classroom and the rights of sign language users. The study was limited to deaf sign language users in secondary and tertiary inclusive education. The selection contained five main domains: demographics, family, educational institution, interpreting services and employment.