Sign language educational translator: staffing the communicative needs of Sign language education applicants

- Адамюк, Н.Б. ( (2019) Sign language educational translator: staffing the communicative needs of Sign language education applicants Особлива дитина: навчання і виховання, 4 (93). pp. 7-14. ISSN 2312-2781

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This article highlights the meaning of the new concepts for "sign language learners" and "sign language educational translator" for Ukraine. Attention is focused on the erroneous use of the outdated terms “fingerprint translator” and “sign language interpreter”. The content of Art. 21 of the Salamanca Declaration on the Importance of Sign Language as a Means of Communication and Access for Persons with Hearing Impairments to Education through National Sign Language, both in special schools and in inclusive classes, groups of educational institutions. Briefly indicated and justifiably the difference in overcoming the communication barrier by sign-speaking people compared with hearing representatives of other national minorities who use only verbal language. Accordingly, two strategies are outlined to meet the communicative needs of deaf people during their education: modification and adaptation of the educational environment. The services providing adaptation of the educational environment to the communicative needs of deaf learners are characterized. The requirements for a sign language translator in an educational institution, outlined in the Handbook of qualification characteristics of professions of workers, are outlined and the modern functions of an educational sign language translator are formulated. Statistical data of the Ukrainian Society of the Deaf are given for the number of relevant specialists in higher education institutions where deaf people who use sign language are trained.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: inclusive training, translator, special education
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 376 Education, teaching, training of special groups of persons. Special schools > 376.3 Виховання та освіта осіб із вадами зору, слуху, мови та нервовими захворюваннями.
Divisions: Mykola Yarmachenko Institute of special education and psychology of National academy of educational sciences of Ukraine > Department of sign language teaching
Depositing User: SignLangLab ISP
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 23:20
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 23:20


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