The importance of sign language interpreting

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In the course of further promoting inclusion and accessibility, we increasingly offer sign language interpreting in addition to the classic interpreting formats at appropriate events.

At the same time, the equality of deaf people as well as people with hearing and speech impairments is already valid law in some parts of the public sector. For example, according to § 8 (barrier-free communication, sign language) of the NRW law for the equality of people with disabilities, those affected have the right to communicate with authorities in German sign language, as far as this is necessary to exercise their own rights in administrative proceedings.

In addition to the corresponding official occasions, the areas of application of sign language interpreting are various and include, among others, areas such as culture (e.g. museum tours and theater performances), jurisprudence (e.g. court hearings or notary appointments) as well as – in the professional environment – events such as company meetings or further and advanced training.

You can find out more about sign language interpreting at Kroll Languages here