Symmetry Solutions can help you book an ASL interpreter.

Working with an interpreter is the ideal strategy to communicate with Deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language. A trained interpreter enables effective communication between Deaf and hearing people in a variety of different settings, such as job interviews, meetings, training sessions and other events. Interpreters follow a code of ethics to ensure consumers receive a professional and impartial service.  

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HOW TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH AN INTERPRETER

➤ Speak directly to the Deaf person. This is courteous and involves them in the conversation.

➤ The Interpreter will interpret everything that is said from both parties, no information will be omitted.

➤ ASL has a different grammatical structure from English. The interpreter may need to wait for the meaning of the message before they sign it to the Deaf client.

The information discussed is confidential.

➤ Do not ask the interpreter for their personal opinion.

➤ Provide good lighting.

➤ Arrange to take breaks, or have two interpreters. Interpreting can be mentally and physically tiring for both the Deaf client and the Interpreter.