Sign Language Interpreters are used by Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing people who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary mode of communication. The interpreters are responsible for accurately conveying the spirit and content of the communication of all parties involved be it from English to ASL or vice versa. One or two interpreters (depending on the length/intensity of the assignment) will be in the classroom or assignment location, positioned in such a way that sightlines are accessible to the interpreter and the hearing person/s involved. Typically in a classroom setting interpreters are in the front of the classroom, though this is not always the case. The sign language interpreters will interpret everything that is said so the Deaf/Hard of Hearing person has an equivalent experience as the hearing individuals. Interpreters are there to facilitate communication, thus they do not participate or engage in the class, event, or activity in any other way.
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