Visual interpretation for deaf clients: A portrait of the profession and a state of the field review on the training needs of interpreters (2008)

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This is the abstract of a report on the state of visual interpretation training in the province of Quebec, released in 2008. The full report is available in French only.

Visual interpretation training is a complex process, as interpreters must be prepared to work in a wide range of settings and deal with a variety of interpretation tools, including sign language and transliteration.

Because of the diversity of training programs, a working group was formed in 2005 to study visual interpretation training in Quebec.

Researchers surveyed all 263 interpreters in Quebec to determine their needs and perceptions towards visual interpretation training. The information collected is analyzed in terms of demographic data; characteristics of the job; perceptions on the received and desired training with regard to the structure and content level; and the process of professional evaluation.

They also reviewed the literature about aspects of the profession likely to have an impact on the training of visual interpreters in terms of content or structure, and examined training programs in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.

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Anne-Marie Parisot, Suzanne Villeneuve, Daniel Daigle and Anne Missud. Visual interpretation for deaf clients: A portrait of the profession and a state of the field review on the training needs of interpreters 2008. Web. 14 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/visual_interpret_deaf_clients/visual_interpret_deaf_clients.pdf>
Anne-Marie Parisot, Suzanne Villeneuve, Daniel Daigle & Anne Missud (2008). Visual interpretation for deaf clients: A portrait of the profession and a state of the field review on the training needs of interpreters. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/visual_interpret_deaf_clients/visual_interpret_deaf_clients.pdf
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