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Interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing people, including becoming an interpreter, using an interpreter, and types of interpreting.
  1. Becoming an Interpreter (8)
  2. Using an Interpreter (10)

Interpreting
Sign language interpreting and other types of interpreting have been covered extensively at About.com.

Interpreter Defined
Definition of an interpreter.

Interpreting Styles
Not all deaf people use sign language. There are different types of interpreters to meet the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing people with varied needs. Interpreters are available to meet the needs of sign language users, deaf-blind people, people who communicate solely through lipreading and speech and deaf people who use cued speech.

National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers - Interview
About.com interviewed the directors of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers about interpreting issues and the consortium's work.

National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
Profile of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers, an organization working hard to improve the availability of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing, and to improve the quality of interpreting education.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Profile of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an international organization representing interpreters.

Video Interpreters United - Interview
Video relay service (VRS) interpreters can join the Video Interpreters United. While interpreters can also choose to join the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf , the VIU is specifically for interpreters working in the video relay service industry. About.com interviewed VIU about its founding and mission, as well as issues facing VRS...

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
Profile of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).

Association of Sign Language Interpreters in India
India has a national association of sign language interpreters. About.com interviewed Arun Rao of India's ASLI about the founding of ASLI and its objectives and future.

Jack Jason - Marlee Matlin's Interpreter
Jack Jason's career has grown right alongside that of Marlee Matlin, whom he interprets for and works with as a business partner.

Video Remote Interpreting - What Is Video Remote Interpreting
Video remote interpreting, what it is, and how it works. Also examples of companies offering video remote interpreting services.

Gifts for Sign Language Interpreters
Do you have a sign language interpreter where you work? At your child's school? If you would like to show your appreciation to a sign language interpreter, there are plenty of inexpensive gifts to choose from.

Video Relay Interpreting versus Community-Based Interpreting
Interpreters explain why they chose to become either a video relay service interpreter or a community-based interpreter.

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