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Increasing Need for Sign Language Interpreters

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Imagine being in a classroom where you are unable to hear what people are saying. In addition to this, you cannot communicate what you want to say to others. This reality happens to children who are deaf or hearing-impaired who have been integrated into traditional schools. School districts may have sign language interpreters who they hire for some events, but they are not always part of the school community. Part of the reason this happens is the shortage of sign language interpreters. This leaves a wide gap between the supply and demand in many settings, including schools.

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New Technology on the Horizon for Deaf Students

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For students who have a hearing deficit or are deaf, things can be more challenging for them in a mainstream classroom. We often take simple things for granted. What happens if they are unable to read lips and the substitute teacher for the day does not know sign language? While writing may be a solution for older students, it won’t always work with younger children. This situation could happen any given day or at events outside of the normal school day. These students have rights and it is our responsibility to make sure they are able to communicate with others.

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