How to Find a Certified ASL Interpreter

  • Ask the Deaf AA members to recommend a certified interpreter.
  • Contact your local AA Access Committee.
  • Find a certified interpreter through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf website.
  • Contact a local Deaf or Hard of Hearing agency and request a referral.
How to work with an interpreter – Professional interpreters follow the Code of Professional Conduct. View this and lots of other great information available from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. 
Courtesy of the NewYork City Deaf Access Committee: What to Expect When You’re Expecting an ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreter at Your Meeting

Translation lag time: As with using any form of translation/interpreter there is lag time between what is spoken and what is translated/interpreted.  It is best to remind the people who will be speaking to slow the pace down, take brief pauses, and when reading any formal written document to read slowly.  Note:  People read at a faster pace than normal speech.
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