ASL Interpreter Logistics?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ask your FI’s sister!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@SoonToBeSimmons:  I’m an interpreter. If you’re going to ask a guest to interpret, you need to pay her…well. Also, just ask his sister! She will probably say she doesn’t need one. She will be able to communicate with her family, and if she needs to communicate with people around her, I can almost guarantee that she has a pad and paper in her clutch. As for the speeches, her family will probably just give her a brief summary as its happening. This is nothing she’s never encountered before.

EDIT: Also, if she uses ASL and embraces Deaf culture… than she is Deaf, not deaf. 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LeonardLady:  my masters is in deaf education. I second everything you just said 

just ask FI’s sister! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’ll need an interpreter longer than a few hours, you get two and they trade off. This is what I would do. That way, your FSIL will always have an interpreter – for the ceremony, speeches, talking to other guests, etc. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoonToBeSimmons: 

Hi ASL teacher here!

DH’s Grandmother is Also Deaf , she wouldn’t let us get an interpreter for the wedding and just wanted one of her daughters (DH’s Aunts) to do it….

I was kinda bummed cause I didn’t want the aunt to have to miss out but she insisted.

 

If she is coming as professional interpreter she will know what to do and disucss with FI’s Sister what her wants and needs are.   She doesn’t have to follow her out on to the dance floor but typically any type of “Toast” or “Speech” ” Announcments… ” etc all of  that and general conversation around the table should be interpreted for her.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also ditto on having 2 interpreters the general rule of having an interpreter is to switch off every 20 minutes.

 

also for weddings the closer the interpreter can be to you and or the deaf client the better so that they understand how to interpret more personal thigns better…

sometimes this isn’t an option! but thats ok!

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