ASL Interpreter Tips
Tips for Working with Your Interpreter in the Classroom
· The interpreter is part of your educational team to facilitate communication in the education process.
· The interpreter is an employee of the University of Vermont and has received training (and is required to have State or National certification) to provide professional interpretation between you, the Deaf/Hard of Hearing student and classmates.
· The interpreter is not there to tutor or take over the instructor’s role.
· It is inappropriate for the interpreter to participate in class or discuss the student’s progress.
· When communicating with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing student, the instructor should address the student directly.
· The interpreter may need subject specific information to provide an accurate interpretation.
· Occasionally the interpreter may need to interrupt for clarification during a lecture.
· Class materials are useful (books, handouts, guest access to blackboard.)
· Because of the visual nature of American Sign Language certain accommodations may be required.
· Sufficient lighting is always necessary.
· The student needs seating with visual access to the instructor, interpreter and any visual information.
Last modified October 31 2011 01:23 PM