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.
  • Call your local college student disabled services. They may be able to refer you to some certified interpreters.
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. 

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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