How does sign language interpreting works ?

What Is a Sign Interpreter?

Sign language interpreters help hard of hearing or deaf individuals understand a spoken language by converting it into sign language.

​How Does the Sign Interpreter work?

Sign interpreters must understand the meanings and intentions expressed in one language or sign language and express those meanings and intentions in the other language. They must understand and manage the cultural nuances of the environment and follow professional and ethical vocabulary.


Sign interpreters must be able to retain information and manage the flow of the communication, most often in simultaneous. Interpreters are needed in both one-on-one situations as well as group settings. This service is needed in a variety of settings, such as the performing arts, schools, hospitals, doctors offices, court rooms, law offices and the government.

What Interpretation Modes Are using Sign Interpreters?

Sign interpreters need to see their deaf or hard-hearing client. Therefore, in-person or video-remote interpreting (VRI) configuration is mandatory to interpret and translate in sign language. 

In-person interpreting requires the sign interpreter to come onsite to interpret

With video-remote interpretation (VRI), the sign interpreter can interpreter remotely. It can be done through computer software or via mobile applications. 

​Why Choose Lingolet Sign Interpreters?

With Lingolet, you can reach video-remote sign interpreters in more than 185 languages and 30+ industries with our mobile application.

30 seconds
to reach a sign interpreter.

No appointment.

Sign interpreters are on-demand. 

Pay by the minute.

Save money.


Lingolet, Inc.

4633 Old Ironsides Drive,  Ste. 230

Santa Clara, CA  95054  ·  +1 (415) 343-5588

  • LinkedIn Social Icône
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

Privacy Policy  ·  Terms of Service  ·  Acceptable Use
 DMCA Policy  ·  EULA  ·  GPL Compliance  ·  Press


© 2020 Lingolet, Inc. US

Lingolet Logo