Accuracy is critical to Sign Language Interpreting because of the necessity of understandable communication in doctor’s offices, classrooms, courtrooms, and other settings. Inaccurate interpretations result in misunderstandings, unsafe working conditions, or even death.
The metamorphosis of sign language access through the years has gone from barely any access to improved access due to the ADA and other laws. But there is still work to do. Lee Jackson shares her experience of access from her childhood to present day.
A job interview between Deaf and Hearing candidates/businesses can be intimidating without the appropriate information, but with preparation everyone can be comfortable with their communication access.
Hospitals may experience some challenges in hiring certified qualified Sign Language Interpreters in medical settings due to their budget or lack of training. But equal communication access is necessary for accurate services and care for Deaf patients.