RIT Expert: Kim Kurz, department chair, ASL and Interpreting Education

[Music] The interpreting profession still really needs interpreters. We’re still in very high demand. There are freelance agencies all over the country who contact us looking for
qualified interpreters in their areas – especially in more rural areas. In the Mid-West they
need a lot of interpreters there. And the deaf community is also expanding.
And not only the deaf community, but also interpreting in kindergarten through 12th
grade environment, in educational environments. They have to know quite a lot about the educational
system. We also have legal interpreters, health and
medical interpreters… so they have to have more intensive training, not just in interpreting,
but they also have to know the content of the medical areas.
So they are really quite a lot of separate disciplines even within interpreting.

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