Interpreting services cannot be provided in a vacuum. Sign language interpreters have a range of knowledge, skills, and backgrounds. Those varied qualifications must be matched appropriately to the job at hand and the deaf person must be included in every step of the process.
Those were the key lessons from Improve Access Through Interpreting, a live online discussion hosted by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) on April 29. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of experts, who shared their experience and knowledge.
Communication is key to building relationships, and interpreting services can make communication between deaf and hearing people better.
We have compiled a bevy of resources to help you increase knowledge and awareness of the variety of interpreting services available, standard practices in the field, and strategies for coordinating interpreting services. Our goal is to help you provide the highest quality access services possible.
Join us on April 29 for a live online discussion about interpreting services, featuring a panel of experts and NDC’s in-depth resources. The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. central time, on Zoom.
To help people understand the diversity of interpreting options and find the right interpreter for any setting, NDC has released several new resources for professionals, deaf students and their families, and anyone who needs to ease communication between deaf and hearing people.