Why do I need two interpreters/an interpreter team?


Sign language interpreting is not only a mental task but a physical one. Anytime an interpreter is continually interpreting for over one and half hours a team of two interpreters may be needed. Anything over two hours will more than likely require a team of two. This is to ensure that the communication remains accurate and does not become subject to the interpreters mental or physical exhaustion and for the health of the interpreter. Other situations that may warrant a team are not always time based. Other examples where a team of two interpreters may be needed would be:

  • Complexity of the communication
  • Multiple participants with continuous interaction
  • Logistics

Hired Hands will always contact you to discuss if there is a need for a team and why before placing interpreters.

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