Conference interpreters, signed and spoken, work in a wide range of high-level settings, from international summits with (non)governmental bodies to politically-oriented networking events. Considering that such settings require advanced expertise of the interpreters, it is surprising that there is still a lack of awareness among clients and interpreters of the fundamental professional standards of conference signed language interpreters. This article discusses the need to educate and raise awareness among signed language interpreters and their clients regarding the rights to demand, respectively, good working conditions and linguistic access.
de Wit, Maya
"Making It Work: Applying AIIC Professional Standards to Conference SignedLanguage Interpreters,"
International Journal of Interpreter Education: Vol. 12:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/ijie/vol12/iss1/7