According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, once a Deaf person has requested an Interpreter, it is then the proprietor's, responsibility to hire a qualified Interpreter.
A Qualified Interpreter has gone through the proper training, and has been tested for their skills.
Mississippi Senate Bill (Number 2715) states anyone who is Interpreting, for compensation, must be registered with the State. You can visit the MS Office On Deaf and Hard of Hearing website for more information (https://www.odhh.org/)
An Interpreter's responsibility is to smoothly facilitate communication between, both the Deaf consumer and hearing consumer. The Interpreter will interpret everything they hear, into American Sign Language, and everything that is signed, into English.
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