Interpreters for Travel
Our travel interpreters are prepared to connect you to cultures nearby and abroad whether you’ve booked a short cruise or a semester abroad.
Sign language interpreters for travel are professionals who specialize in facilitating communication between Deaf, DeafBlind, or hard-of-hearing individuals and hearing individuals during trips, semesters abroad, or travel-related situations. They are proficient experts in a variety of sign languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL), and other regional sign languages, and are trained to interpret spoken language into sign language and vice versa with attention to detail and accuracy.
Travel interpreters play a vital role in ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard-of-hearing travelers. They can be hired by individuals, travel agencies, tour operators, colleges & universities, and employers to accompany Deaf, DeafBlind, or hard-of-hearing clients during their travels while ensuring optimal equal-access to spoken and auditory communications. Sign language interpreters for travel can provide services in various settings, such as:
- Airports: Assisting with communication at check-in counters, security checkpoints, boarding gates, and baggage claims.
- Cruise Ships: Ensuring a positive and inclusive on-board experience in all entertainment and excursions.
- Study Abroad: Extended travel interpreters are available for all aspects of study abroad, including classes and extracurricular activities.
- Hotels: Facilitating communication during check-in, check-out, and in-room services.
- Tourist Attractions: Providing interpretation services for guided tours, museum exhibits, and cultural events.
- Business Trips: Assisting in business meetings, conferences, and networking events.
- Restaurants: Helping to communicate with staff, place orders, and understand menus.
- Public Transportation: Aiding in navigation, ticket purchasing, and understanding announcements.
- Emergency Situations: Interpreting between Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and medical professionals, law enforcement, or other emergency service providers.
The average daily expense for an escort or travel interpreter is dependent upon the content and environment requiring interpreting services and the extent to which travel, meal, and lodging expenses are covered by the travel coordinator. In some cases, when travel expenses are not covered, a per diem will be required in order to offset the costs incurred by the interpreter(s). For an accurate estimate, please request a quote and we’ll get back to you within 2-hours.
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