Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Sign Language Interpreter Registries

Code: PH-2400.3350-800

Programs that maintain lists of individuals who are qualified to serve as sign language interpreters for people who are deaf or hearing impaired and which link individuals who are in need of this service with appropriate resources. Included are registries that provide access to individuals who are proficient in American Sign Language as well as those who use systems like Signing Exact English and Conceptually Accurate Signed English which involve manually coded English, cued speech in which words spoken by lips are supplemented by cues which aid speech reading, and oral transliteration in which words spoken by an individual are silently mouthed to the deaf person accompanied by appropriate facial expressions and gestures to facilitate conveyance of the information.

See Also:

Sign Language Instruction (LR-8000.0500-800)

Sign Language Interpretation (PH-3500.8000)