Young Girl works with American Sign Language Interpreter to Facilitate Effective CommunicationDeaf and hard-of-hearing individuals all have their own preferences for the best way to communicate with hearing individuals. While not all people in this community prefer American Sign Language (ASL) over lip-reading or communication access real time translation (CART) services, it is important to keep an ASL interpreter either on staff or on-call.

Below are some of the organizations that most commonly need an American Sign Language Interpreter to facilitate effective communication.

Schools

Some Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals prefer to go to schools that are specifically for Deaf students – but not all. Others may choose to attend private schools or public schools and require an interpreter for interactions with teachers and other students.

Bringing on an ASL interpreter is critical for Section 504 compliance, which schools are required to follow. 

Government Organizations

Whether the individual is a guest or an employee, it is crucial to have an American Sign Language interpreter to facilitate effective communication. Many government organizations provide important documentation and information that everyone needs to know.

People who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing have a right to that same information without losing quality of communication. This is where ASL interpreters come in. Their job is to keep confidential information confidential while communicating effectively with both parties. 

Events Companies

Events companies tend to need to communicate with a wide range of people. Not only should these companies have ASL interpreters on standby for all events, but they should also make sure that they have CART services available. 

These accommodations make it easier for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community to understand what is happening and be able to take away useful information from conferences, training events, and even concerts. 

Lawyers and Doctors

Of all of the professions, it is maybe most important for professionals like doctors and lawyers to have ASL interpreters available. They dispense information dealing with extremely confidential and significant topics. 

Since these professionals generally work on a one-on-one basis, it may make the most sense for them to choose video remote interpretation services. When working with one of these services, there is an interpreter available through a video service whenever you need them. 

The remote nature of these services makes them very convenient for professionals who may not need them often, but need to have them available in very specific situations.

Applied Development Can Help Place an ASL Interpreter

Not sure where to start looking for ASL interpreters to facilitate effective communication for the Deaf and hard of hearing community? Applied Development can help. We have a 99% fill rate for American Sign Language interpreters.

Additionally, we can work with you to help you decide what the best option is for your organization, whether that is CART services, in-person ASL interpretation services, or video remote interpretation services. 

If you need an ASL interpreter or are looking for a placement as an interpreter, reach out to Applied Development today at 410.571.4016. You can also reach out online