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B2B advice for ASL students and newbies


I hope to share some advice and insight to those of you about to embark upon the journey of sign language interpreter as a career path. You may have been taught some this already either through an ITP program or learned from a mentor. If so...kudos to you! You are one step ahead of the pack! If not, then these points should raise lots of questions. Go out and do your due diligence to answer those questions and arrive at your own thoughts. What I present here is merely my opinion based on my experience. ..... (Click Document to read more)





VRI – Video Remote Interpreting


Why you shouldn’t rely on technology to replace live sign language Interpreters. What is VRI (Video Remote Interpreting)? VRI is a sign language interpreting service that is accessed or utilized through a video camera, typically on a mobile device like a laptop or tablet. Similar to Skype, you would see a person ‘on-screen’ 

who is the interpreter who would facilitate the dialog between Hearing and Deaf consumers, while the interpreter is in some remote location (often in another State). ..... (Click Document to read more)



In Pennsylvania, here are some things to consider when a Sign Language Interpreter is using a WAIVER or 

Form ODHH-3 in order to complete their interpreting assignment. First, what is a ‘WAIVER’ or Form ODHH-3? This document is a ‘request for use of a Non-registered Sign Language Interpreter / Transliterator’. In essence, a Deaf consumer can sign an agreement to request services from an Interpreter who is NOT registered with the Office of Deaf and Hard and Hearing (ODHH). This is an exemption allowed via Section 1725.4, exemption #5 of Act 57 – The Sign Language Interpreters Registration Act. ..... (Click Document to read more)


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