Why Hearing Children Should Not Be Used As Sign Language Interpreters

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Police, school personnel and other medical care professionals tend to rely on the hearing children of deaf family members to act as sign language interpreters so that they can communicate with signing deaf people.

Some members of the signing deaf community find this practice unacceptable and demand access to certified sign language interpreters. Some have launched lawsuits, claiming that the lack of access to qualified sign language interpreters violated their rights to effective communication under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Want to find out the reasons why? Read the original article.

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