Project Number 538899-LLP-1-2013-1-IE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product A European overview of sign language interpreting provision in legal settings (DRAFT)
Title A European overview of sign language interpreting provision in legal settings (DRAFT)
Product Type others
Marketing Text This paper presents the results of a 'scoping' survey analysis, bringing current concerns to the fore and highlighting the topics that emerge as priorities for research and development in making quality legal sign language interpreting accessible. The Survey was administered through the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters network across Europe.
This mixed-methods study involves surveying deaf people, interpreters and legal professionals through questionnaires, focus groups and interviews, as well as conducting qualitative linguistic case study analyses of signed language interpreter mediated legal communication, with a view to informing the development of the training courses and other deliverables in the project. The first phase of the project involved a survey of professional signed language interpreter associations across Europe to gain a snapshot of the provision of, and training, assessment, certification and accreditation available to, legal signed language interpreters across Europe. The purpose
of the survey was to contextualize the research and future development of training materials.
Target group Academics, Trainers, Legals professionals, policy makers and interpreters.
Result This is a draft paper to be published later in 2015. The results of this have been used at presentations and will be delivered at two key events in 2015 at the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) conference in August 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, and at the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli) Conference in September 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.
Area of application Research, policy and practice.
Product Languages English