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, a professional translator bridges the gap. In many situations, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the use of a qualified translator.
Skilled ASL translators are trained professionals who are also fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and English and have experience and training on how to transfer information between two countries that do not share a common language or culture. Our interpreters are trained in interpreting in certain settings including, but not limited to, educational, medical, mental, legal, and executive.
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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 can exceed the language skills of even highly qualified translators. A deaf/hearing interpreter team was deployed in this situation.
Native-speaking professionals 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 face
People with additional needs that interfere with communication
Today, American Sign Language is widely used throughout America and has become one of the most popular languages used within the court system.