American Sign Language is a rich and complex language with its grammatical structure and cultural context. It is not equivalent to spoken English, so the translation is required. By providing an interpreter under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you can ensure that the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf people can benefit from all the services your organization or business provides.
Equal access is essential for the deaf, hearing impaired, and disabled to become productive members of society and fully participate in society. For more information about deaf interpreter services, you can visit inclusiveasl.com/deaf-blind-tactile-interpreting/.
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The Deaf Community is a culturally and linguistically rich community whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL). When communication between people who use ASL and English is required, professional translators bridge the language gap. In many situations, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the use of a qualified translator.
In cases where deaf people use atypical or non-standard sign language, native speaker specialists, also called deaf translators, are available. The language needs of these participants may exceed the capabilities of even highly qualified translators. A team of deaf/hearing translators was deployed in this situation.
Native speaker specialists are deaf and have specialized training that enables them to communicate effectively with people with special language needs. This includes, but is not limited to:
Kids are still learning American Sign Language
People who grew up using sign languages other than ASL
Deaf and blind
People with additional needs that interfere with communication