Tactile Interpretation Services
Access to information is a human right, and we are committed to supporting it. Ensuring that the Deaf-Blind population receives equal opportunities and rights to information access is part of our company mission.
That’s why we select the highest caliber of trained and certified Tactile Interpreters for our Deaf-Blind peers, whether in legal, social, medical, or academic settings.
Language. Diversity. Culture. Community.
What is Tactile Interpretation?
Tactile interpreting or pro-tactile ASL is a touch-technique that can be performed in several manners. The most common is that of the hand-over-hand method or hands-on signing.
The interpreter places one of their hands loosely on top of the Deaf-Blind individuals’ hands and gives the signed communication. The interpreter then orally communicates the message into spoken language and then relays communication back via pro-tactile ASL.
How does Ad Astra provide quality Tactile Interpretation services?
Tactile is an evolving language, where more ways of communicating (signs) are being introduced on an ongoing basis. Considering this, our team of recruiters is sensitive to the evolving requirements for interpretation.
We vet our resources through varying methods, just like other interpreters we use. Offering this service is a great privilege as not many people have the knowledge to provide it.
Considerations and Next Steps
Naturally, given the proximity of the parties and complexity of this language, great care must be taken to find a good match. It’s important to ensure Deaf-Blind individuals can feel comfortable, be understood and understand what is being communicated.
Please note that finding professionals to provide this service can be challenging, so the processing time for your request may vary depending on availability.
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