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Sign language interpreting
Equal opportunities for all – how to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people
There are about half a million deaf people living in Poland – this is a considerable number. We have at our disposal the following tools for non-verbal communication with deaf and hard of hearing people:
- experienced interpreters of Polish Sign Language and Signed Polish
- experienced interpreters of other European sign languages
- videos with recorded sign language interpreting
- conference webcasting with sign language interpreting
- video versions of different documents (e.g. patient leaflets, educational materials) translated into sign language
The right of deaf people to be provided with sign interpretation
The Act on sign language and other communication aids (Journal of Laws 2011 No. 209, item 1243) came into force on 1 April 2012. Under the Act, any deaf or hard of hearing person has the right to have a sign language interpreter.
Helping deaf people to communicate is the duty of public administration bodies, healthcare institutions, Police units and other institutions listed in the Act. They should ensure that eligible persons can exercise their right to freely use the selected form of communication.
Unfortunately, tools for non-verbal communication are not used on a larger scale in Poland, therefore:
Sign language interpreting at Lidex
As part of these initiatives, we promote sign language interpretation services among our Clients so that they provide deaf and hard of hearing people with equal access to the information they provide to their recipients during conferences, presentations, trainings, etc. We encourage you to take advantage of our knowledge of various forms of non-verbal communication.
Benefits of ordering sign language interpretation from Lidex
We have many years of experience in providing sign language interpretation:
- during conference events – on-site and hybrid ones
- in parallel with interpreting to European and non-European languages
- with content recording and editing
If you are organising an event – on-site, hybrid or online, intended for a wide audience – consider providing sign language interpretation. Making the event available to deaf people is a natural form of equalising opportunities and an example of action for sustainable development, as well as an opportunity to expand your audience.
Be open to the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people by providing them with sign language communication. Give them easy access to your messages, trainings, ideas, your offer, and the knowledge you propagate.
At Lidex, we will also help you in enabling the blind and visually impaired people to fully participate in your events – we provide for them: