Information About Interpreting
This page contains helpful resources to answer questions you may have about working with interpreters or what your responsibilities are for providing accommodations for your patients and clients.
Basic Facts about American Sign Language
Additional Organizations and Links
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
- National Association of the Deaf
- Information and Technical Assistance on the ADA
- Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
- ACDL Brochure on Public Accommodations to Provide Interpreters: http://acdl.com/New%20PDF%20Files/ADA8PLSept2012.pdf
- Dept of Justice Effective Communication paper: http://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm
- AMA paper on ADA and Interpreters: http://www.acdhh.org/media/38474/ADA-and-Hearing-Interpreters.pdf
- Appropriate Use of Medical Interpreters – While this article focuses primarily on spoken language interpreting, it provides some details on effective practice.
- IRS Disabled Access Tax Credit: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8826.pdf
- Attorney Handbook for Effective Communication with clients: http://www.floridalegal.org/deaf/deaf_hard_of_hearing-handbook.pdf (This resource was developed by Florida. While there are some details that apply specifically to Florida, the bulk of the information applies to all states and is beneficial to any legal setting.)