When You May Need a Certified Deaf Interpreter

Date:  30 Jul 2011

You are in court accused of a crime. The interpreter is interpreting dialogue between the prosecutor and a witness. The dialogue is in words that you may not be familiar with. As an ASL user, you may not understand or follow what is being discussed.

You just arrived at the emergency room after a bad car accident. You are confused, and in pain. The doctors and nurses try to ask you where the pain is. You sign sloppy and the interpreter doesn’t quite follow what you’re saying.

These are examples of situations where a Certified Deaf Interpreter could be utilized and of great help.