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Sign Language Interpreters

Man using sign language during an online meeting

Sign Language is often the primary, or first, language for people with a significant hearing loss. It has a different grammar structure to written/spoken language, as well as a reduced vocabulary, and hence can impact reading and writing for some users.

The sign language used in Italy is Italian Sign Language or LIS (Lingua dei Segni Italiana).

When booking and using an interpreter, it is important to ensure that the person is appropriately qualified and operates at a good standard. Poor interpretation can impact on performance. Interpreters will need breaks during long meetings and often two are required (to take over from each other).

Contact the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli) for recommendations of approved signing services in your location.

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