Question: What is deaf interpreting
Deaf interpreters are very skilled at communicating information to deaf people, and they usually work together with hearing interpreters. Sometimes a deaf person is unable to use a regular hearing interpreter for a variety of reaons such as:
- Not having an adequate base in regular sign language
- Not speaking American version of sign language
- Not being able to see well
In this type of situation, a certified deaf interpreter may be needed.
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (www.rid.org) has a Certified Deaf Interpreter program for certifying deaf interpreters.