Translators are professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hearing impaired and people who can hear in different environments. The role of a translator is similar to that of a translator in a foreign language: closing the communication gap between two countries.
The process is complex and requires language, cognitive and technical skills in English and American Sign Language (ASL). The translator identifies the intent or meaning of the speaker's discourse and rearranges it in the target language. You can find the best asl interpreting services via https://inclusiveasl.com/.
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HOW TO WORK WITH AN ORIGINAL INTERPRETATION
1. The interpreter usually sits or stands at the front of the room and faces the deaf user. The translator tries to maintain a position where the user can see the speaker/instructor and translator at all times.
2. Get deaf attention by removing their shoulders/back or tapping them lightly.
3. When communicating, maintain eye contact with the person, not the interpreter, and talk to them directly. Avoid saying "Tell him" to translators.
4. There is a delay of a few seconds between your spoken message and its interpretation in sign language. Give the deaf person time to answer any questions.
5. Translators interpret ambient noise and can sometimes interpret conversations that were unintentionally overheard before and after assignments.
6. If the room needs to be darkened, the user should be able to see the translator to access the information presented in a listening format. Please adjust the lighting so that the translator is visible.