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ASL Capable Interpretation Services

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Why You Should Consider ASL Capable Interpretation Services

Finding the right interpretation services is more than just finding someone who can speak another language. It’s about knowing the person is able to adeptly switch between multiple languages and understand tone and context. Sometimes, it’s about knowing unspoken languages. Such is the case when looking for an interpreter who is capable of translating American Sign Language (ASL). In this blog, we’re going to examine the importance of ASL-ready interpretation services.

Which Industries Use ASL Interpreters?

Technically, any industry can make use of ASL interpretation services. Employment of people with impairments is generally not limited to a particular industry. However, ASL interpreting is most common in a few specific industries, including:
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Business and Corporate
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Government and Administration
These are just a handful of examples. The unique needs of a particular business or organization will dictate the necessity of interpretation services involving ASL.

Sometimes It’s Required By Law

In certain cases, having ASL interpreting resources is actually required by law. The medical field is one major example of legally required ASL facilities. Because of the wide variety of patients, visitors and families coming and going from hospitals, medical staff must be able to communicate clearly in detail. The sheer numbers mean this is likely to include people who are deaf or have significant hearing impairments. Legal requirements can also come into play when interviewing prospective employees, particularly in education, law enforcement, or through employment services. Neglecting to research ASL interpretation services may end up putting your organization at a legal risk.

Widening Your Reach

Even when you know it’s not legally required, offering ASL interpretation is a great way for your organization to widen its reach. It shows that your organization or company, whoever you serve, is open to everyone, doesn’t discriminate, and is always willing to learn. This awareness is an extremely effective contributing factor in moving forward.

Contact Us About Global Interpretation Services

If you are looking for adaptable interpretation services and multilingual staffing solutions, contact Akorbi to find what you need. We have helped clients worldwide open their communication up to a global marketplace, and we can help you find staff best suited to your needs. Talk to us today and start building a plan for your organization’s future.

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