How to Become an ASL Interpreter

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The nation has experienced considerably more American Sign Language interpretation on their screens and phones due to the many COVID press events and national crisis coverage over the last 2 years. Films and Netflix shows also highlighting Signed Languages has further brought attention to these unique languages.But did you know that there is a dire need for new, diverse Sign Language interpreters and plenty of room to grow in this exciting field. So how does someone go about becoming a Sign Language interpreter? Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing team will lay out how a hearing person can become an effective ASL interpreter!

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What is the difference between Deaf and deaf?

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With this newfound attention on Deaf people and Sign across video games, film, TV, and more – the question arises of what exactly is the difference between deaf lowercase, versus the capitalized variant Deaf? The Ad Astra crew carved out some time for an open discussion led by our Deaf and Hard of Hearing department to lift the curtain on the application and use of these two distinct terms.

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