Training And Norms For Sign Language Interpreters

Training And Norms For Sign Language Interpreters

We explore the training and norms for sign language interpreters after the embarrassment at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Placing a sign language interpreter at center stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a sign of respect for the deaf community in South Africa and around the world. But that act was overshadowed by the interpreter's failings. Kojo talks with the chair of Gallaudet University's Department of Interpretation about how interpreters are trained and certified and what the norms are in their profession.

Guests

Melanie Metzger

Chair, Department of Interpretation, Gallaudet University

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