Working With Interpreters - Deaf Connect

Working with Auslan Interpreters

An Interpreter’s role is to be a communication and cultural bridge between people who do not share the same language and culture. The interpreter is an impartial professional who is there for the benefit of both the hearing and Deaf person.

Download this resource for tips on how to work effectively with an interpreter.

Download 'Working With Auslan Interpreters' Resource
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Working with Deaf Interpreters

A Deaf Interpreter (DI) is an individual who is usually deaf, fluent in Auslan, written English and may have additional familiarity with a foreign sign language or pidgin.

Find out more about the need for Deaf interpreters, the requirements and how to work with them and an Auslan interpreter.

Download 'Working With Deaf Interpreters' Resource
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Communication Tips

This resource contains useful tips for communicating with Deaf or hard of hearing people as well as tips for communicating with a Deaf person through an interpreter.

 

Download 'Tips For Effective Communication' Resource
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Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)

Find out the benefits of using Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), when its best to use, and how to get connected.

Download 'VRI' Resource
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Health & Medical Professionals and Interpreters

In a medical setting, providing accurate and accessible information is not only essential to diagnosis and treatment, it is also a professional obligation.

This resource explains why it is important for health professionals to access qualified interpreters, including myths about communicating with Deaf people.

Download 'Health Professionals' Resource
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Legal Professionals and Interpreters

Accurate and accessible communication is not just considerate, it is an obligation of police and legal professionals as part of the administration of fair justice.

This resource explains why it is important for police and legal professionals to access qualified interpreters, including myths about communicating with Deaf people.

Download ' Legal Professionals' Resource
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Providing interpreters for People Who are Deafblind

Deafblindness is the unique sensory disability of a combined loss of hearing and vision that significantly affects communication, socialisation, mobility and daily living. People with deafblindness can have varying degrees of hearing and vision loss combined.

This resource provides information about the different forms of communication used with people who are deafblind.

Download 'Deafblind Communication' Resource
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Providing Interpreters for Conferences and Webinars

Interpreting for a conference or webinar requires preparation, experience and exceptional interpreting skills. To ensure that our customers are provided with the highest quality access, we ask that organisations or individuals who request to book interpreters for conferences and webinars adhere to the following guidelines.

Download 'Interpreting For Webinars & Conferences' Resource
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