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Deaf People as Interpreters: What they are, How they work

A team of five authors explain what deaf people working as interpreters are, what kind of work they do, in what situations they work, etc. 

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Many deaf people around the world rely on sign language interpreters for communication access. But, in some countries, Deaf people can be interpreters themselves. A team of five authors explain what “deaf interpreters” are in their introduction to Deaf Interpreters at Work: International Insights. They also summarize some of the research about deaf interpreters, what kind of work they do, in what situations they work, and other information. 

The book in which this introduction appears published in 2014. People who want to read the entire book would need to buy it, or ask their library to buy it. However, the introduction alone is available for free in PDF format. The PDF file is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. However, we could not assess whether any of the diagrams have descriptions for people who cannot see them. 

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