Sign Language – Conclusion

Concluding thoughts by the author

Sign language interpreting is a really tough profession. Interpreters are sometimes under a lot of stress while conveying sensitive information. They have to deal with people, deaf and hearing alike, who are unaware of the interpreters’ role and code of conduct, previously known as the code of ethics. They need an extraordinary amount of self-confidence to handle their assignments. They must be able to handle to stress well.

Interpreters are constantly learning new signs and expressions to increase their knowledge and keep up with changes in the language. They handle difficult situations well with a sense of humor and a determination to adhere to their code of conduct. They deserve our deep respect and admiration.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
RID Code of Professional Conduct 11092015

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