sign language interpreter

A sign language interpreter is a person trained in translating between a spoken and a signed language. This usually means someone who interprets what is being said and signs it for someone who can't hear, but understands sign.

Of course, the interpreter also will interpret and speak the words which convey the meaning of whatever the signing person signs so hearing people can "hear" what is signed.

Since ASL (American Sign Language) is a completely different language from English; it cannot be translated "word for word", so it requires considerable skill to be a sign language interpreter.

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