Finding an Interpreter
Sign Language Interpreters in Alabama are required to have a license or permit. Some interpreters specialize in a particular field, like medical interpreting or legal interpreting. Interpreters also must follow a code of ethics. For example, they must keep the information they learn while interpreting strictly confidential.
Businesses such as banks, car dealerships, doctors, attorneys and others are required by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) to provide an interpreter for their customers who are deaf. Interpreters are needed in legal situations. Healthcare professionals like doctors and counselors must have an interpreter available so they can communicate freely with their patients. Schools, also, are required to have interpreters for their students so students don't fall behind in their class work.
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