Vol. 25 (2017): Special Issue on Inclusive Education, Guest Editor Elna Carrington-Blaides
Articles

Sign Language Interpreting as a Social Justice Profession

Published 2018-06-01

Keywords

  • Social Justice,
  • Children,
  • Deaf,
  • Hearing Impaired,
  • Equal Opportunity,
  • Sign Language
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Abstract

People who work in social justice professions typically work with those who do not have a voice in the public square. Historically, these groups have been children, the aged, those poor and/or homeless, and the disabled, among others. This paper shows that those who interpret for deaf people should be classified as working in a social justice profession because its definition pertains to what sign language interpreters do. Social justice professions strive to give everyone a fair and equal opportunity in life, just as other groups enjoy.