What experiences do American Sign Language – English Interpreters from the United States have when working abroad?

ID: 4119
School: School of Language, Education, and Culture
Program: Interpreting and Translation
Status: Completed
Start date: March 2021
End Date: October 2021


The concept of interpreting abroad as an American Sign Language-English interpreter may seem unusual, however previously the possibility of traveling and interpreting for Deaf individuals appeared to be limited to international trips and cruises, higher education, workshops abroad. In today's era, higher education is becoming more accessible to the Deaf community which can lead to higher level positions within companies. Those companies may have various locations across the globe, in turn allowing individuals to move to live and work abroad. Deaf individuals may have interpreters provided to provide language access. I will investigate the experiences that interpreters have when providing American Sign Language interpreting services abroad.

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