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Here a few commonly asked Sign Language interpreting FAQs:
Is American Sign Language (ASL) International?
American Sign Language (ASL) is most common in the United States, although we also have many requests for Spanish Sign Language (SSL).
According to The World Federation of the Deaf, "there are about 70 million deaf people who use sign language as their first language or mother tongue. It is also the first language and mother tongue to many hearing people and some deaf blind people (tactile sign languages). Each country has one or sometimes two or more sign languages, although different sign languages can share the same linguistic roots in the same way as spoken languages do. Click to check out this list of Sign Languages by number of native users.
Who needs a Langauge Assistance Plan?
Any company or business who interfaces with Limited English proficient , or " LEP" persons, will benefit from having a Language Assistance Program in place. Some Industries are legally required to have such plans. Others elect to offer such programs to provide better service and avoid risks resulting from miscommunication.
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