Millions of people from around the world watched as the “interpreter” at Nelson Mandela’s funeral signed garble to deaf South Africans. Unfortunately, this is an example of a common occurrence within the Deaf Community. This form of service is highly unacceptable and disrespectful to the d/Deaf Community.
Organizing a large conference requires a great deal of preparation, but the hiring of a quality sign language interpreter is frequently overlooked.
By providing qualified Conference or Platform Interpreters at your large event to deaf consumers, you are ensuring equal access and full participation. Hiring the most appropriate, skilled interpreters for the event is vital.
Conference Interpreters possess the ability to grasp the overall meaning to effectively follow the speaker's message.
Learn more about the laws in place to protect people with disabilities during large public events here: