RMTC-D/HH

Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Keeping It Accessible Part 2: Educational Interpreters and You

Educational Interpreters play a significant role in the success of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Interpreters are essential in creating a language-rich environment that promotes access and fosters growth and development of students who utilize American Sign Language as the primary mode of communication. In this webinar, we will cover the roles and responsibilities of the educational interpreter in the educational environment and discuss how teachers of students who are D/HH can collaboratively support educational interpreters at school and during extracurricular activities.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this webinar, viewers will be able to:

  • describe the unique characteristics of students who are D/HH compared to their peers who are hearing,
  • explain the roles of classroom teachers, teachers for students who are D/HH, students, and educational interpreters in the classroom,
  • identify and share resources related to interpreting services for students who are D/HH, and
  • complete forms for providing input to the Communication Plan and Individual Education Plan for the student who utilizes an interpreter.