Sign Language Interpreters: Hiring Qualified Interpreters

No discussion regarding hiring qualified interpreters is complete without an understanding of the definition of “qualified,” as it pertains to the  American with Disabilities Act (ADA), state regulation, and the concept of “effective communication.” Pepnet 2 has developed a resource designed just for this purpose.

The Fast Facts, Sign Language Interpreters: Hiring Qualified Interpreters,   discusses such topics as  minimum qualifications to be an interpreter; ; what interpreter certification is; the essential things you need to know in orderto hire the right interpreter.

Two other Fast Facts publications that are recommended to aid you in choosing the right interpreter are:

Fast Facts, Using Interpreters: In the Classroom and  Fast Facts, Sign Language Interpreters : Using Interpreters as a Reasonable Accommodation for Testing


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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