Professional Interpreters Can Mean a Lot…

Justice is blind ( … or maybe not )

As set by the U.S. Census, hospitals receiving federal funding should provide assistance to deaf patients and ensure effective communication. However, when it comes to practice, many hospitals are unable to provide adequate assistance to the patients.   In the U.S., many hospitals will only start to look for ASL interpreters after patients have already […]

How Section 504 affects School Districts

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Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law that protects the rights of people with disabilities in activities and programs that receive Federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.¬† It states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of […]

Important ASL Etiquette You May Not Know

ASL has its own culture.

Most people are following social etiquettes well in their daily communication. However, when it comes to ASL (American Sign Language), the etiquettes to follow can be quite different. Here are some etiquettes that are important but easy to neglect in sign language:   How large the signs should be may differ across different situations. Some […]