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Using a sign language interpreter

Guidance for university professors and other teachers on using a sign language interpreter in the classroom with deaf students.
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Explains how university professors can appropriately use a sign language interpreter with Deaf students in the classroom. Most of the guidance is relevant for teachers at any level of education using a sign language interpreter in any country. It explains how to ensure Deaf students gain the best benefit from using an interpreter. It also explains other accommodations that teachers may need to make for deaf students.

This web page is accessible for people using screen reading software. In addition to being available as a web page, the same document can be downloaded in PDF format or in Word format. The PDF version is mostly accessible for people using screen reading software but with some difficulty with navigation.

Also see other resources for faculty who teach deaf or hard of hearing university students.

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