Here are some areas to consider when assessing your needs for a sign language interpreter. Is the assignment over one hour in length? If so, it may require two interpreters. A team of interpreters is used in the following situations:
You can read more information about team interpreting at the RID website.
DEAF INTERPRETER (CDI or DI):
Another area we assess is if the Deaf client requires the use of a CDI - Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI). A CDI is needed when the deaf person does not use standard American Sign Language (ASL). The client's language may be so unique that it cannot be adequately interpreted by interpreters who are not Deaf and do not have the native language user's ability to detect subtleties in the message. Some situations may involve individuals who:
You can read more about using a CDI at the RID website.