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Sunday, June 25, 2017


Interpreting Services

Formal Staff Communication:

  • Departments/committees should request interpreters for meetings when they predict that the content will be particularly sensitive, in-depth, etc., so that people can use their primary language in an unadulterated form. 
  • General meetings at OSD are interpreted. 

General Communication:

  • Interaction following general meetings is encouraged with signing to ensure a communicative barrier-free environment. 
  • Signing is encouraged at all times in conversation when a Deaf person is present. 
Communication between Staff and Parents or Visitors:
  • Staff can request interpreter services for parents/visitors who do not know or are not comfortable with ASL/English.
  • Staff are encouraged to use sign language (voice on or voice off) with parents/visitors, depending on their skill level, when a Deaf person is present. 
  • When no interpreter is present, staff will do their best to accommodate communication. 

Communication between Staff and Students:

  • Staff/students should request interpreters for meetings when they predict that the content will be particularly sensitive, in-depth, etc., so that people can use their primary language in an unadulterated form.
  • In group settings, staff/students should communicate using their best ASL.
  • Signing is encouraged at all times in conversation when a D/deaf person is present.
  • During instructional time, staff and students follow the classroom language strategies.
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