Graduate project

The perceptions of interpreters for the deaf in California related to their role, ethics, and consumers

A questionnaire was distributed to working interpreters for the deaf in California to survey their perceptions of their role, ethics, and the consumers of their services. Questions were included to get information related to training, length of work as an interpreter, certification and other biographical information. Interpreters of all types responded and their perceptions were varied but did provide insight into very definite concerns. The results show an interesting perspective into ethical considerations versus what is applied in interpreting situations. They also stimulate thought into the present needs of interpreters and the possibility that actions should be taken to make the working conditions of interpreters more humane.