Auslan interpreters provide access so that Auslan users and English speakers can communicate.
Interpreting services aim to provide equitable access to key services.
The Australian Deaf community use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpreting services to access supports, services and to communicate with mainstream society. It is a service that is important for economic, social and personal engagement for most Deaf Auslan users.
People with little to no English-language proficiency, as well as those whose first/primary language is not English, also use interpreting services.
Interpreters are available for appointments during business hours, after hours and on weekends. The fees vary depending on the booking details. The best way to secure an interpreter for your needs is to plan and book in advance.
Knowing how to effectively work with interpreters will improve your communications with people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.