Deaf interpreters in Europe: a glimpse into the cradle of an emerging profession
The Interpreters' Newsletter
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This paper presents the results of a research study exploring the work context and professional experiences of 11 Deaf interpreters based in Europe. Findings indicate that Deaf interpreters are not afforded the same educational opportunities or work experiences as hearing sign language interpreters in several European nations. Factors required for successful cooperation in Deaf/hearing interpreting teams are addressed in this study amongst which is increased awareness amongst hearing interpreters regarding the work and skill of Deaf interpreters.