An American Sign Language (ASL) translator is a professional who is skilled in translating ASL into written or spoken English, or vice versa. ASL translators are important members of the deaf community, as they provide a vital service by helping to bridge the communication gap between hearing and deaf individuals.
There are two main types of ASL translation: simultaneous interpretation, which is done in real-time; and consecutive interpretation, which is done after the fact (i.e., after the speaker has finished signing). Simultaneous interpreters must be very quick on their feet, as they have to interpret what the speaker is saying while they are still signing. This can be a daunting task, as it requires split decision making.
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