As well as the typical language translation and interpretation services that we offer our clients, did you know that Tatutrad also provides services of a different nature, such as sign language interpretation? And that makes us the best option for your business. We’re here to offer you advice! Here we’re going to explain how it works. Our specialised team of professionals have extensive experience and will guide you to the best options for your business.
In this blog post we’re going to focus on sign language and explain how hiring a sign language interpreter benefits your company and how it’s advantageous at events.
First of all, we need to differentiate between the role of a sign language translator and a sign language interpreter. While the latter is characterised by the oral aspect and immediacy, the translator is normally a deaf person who studies a text before translating it into sign language by means of a video recording.
It’s also worth highlighting how subtitling for the deaf differs from subtitling intended for viewers who can hear, mainly due to its complexity. Not only do aspects such as music or noises have to be indicated between brackets, each actor also needs to be assigned a colour so that the viewer always knows who is speaking.
It may seem like a lot of information at first, but our team of professional translators will answer any of your questions and guide you throughout the process to find out which services best suit your needs.
As you’re probably already aware, the importance of reaching new audiences is becoming increasingly evident in all business spheres, and in this respect, sign language opens the door to the deaf community. If, for example, your business is celebrating an event, whether that be musical, televised or literary, hiring a sign language interpreter will boost participation and multiply the number of people attending.
Here at Tatutrad we work with the best sign language professionals in Seville, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll help you remove communication barriers and promote equal access to information for deaf and hearing people, ultimately helping you give your business a leg up by making it more inclusive and known to a more diverse audience.
If your company falls within the educational sphere, for example, sign language in year groups with deaf students will enable them to receive all the information in the same way as their hearing classmates as, more often than not, teachers do not know this language. Reaching a wider audience will increase your business opportunities and make your company more inclusive.
In the field of culture, there’s the possibility of incorporating sign language in theatre productions, such that deaf people can also enjoy leisure activities and performances. The interpreter is normally positioned in the corner of the stage, dressed in black (like on television); however, this makes following the performance trickier if the spectator has to focus their attention to the left or right of the stage. Thus, the concept of “inclusive theatre” has recently been developed, whereby interpreters become actors in the play and wear the same costumes as the characters they are interpreting. This takes those members of the audience with hearing impairments far more into account, enabling them to enjoy the theatre even more.
Along the same lines is sign language in concerts. A prime example is the Spanish singer Rozalén, who gives all her concerts with a Spanish sign language interpreter. By signing her songs, the artist makes her concerts fully accessible, something not done by any other artists in Spain to date. Thanks to the work of the interpreter, all her songs and lyrics are accessible to the entire deaf community. This has had an influence on the artist’s success, who has seen her number of YouTube views multiply, and all thanks to the inclusive idea of having a sign language interpreter.
Would you like more information? Do you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll be delighted to offer you advice and help you decide on the best sign language options for your event. You can visit us in our office in Seville, give us a call or send us an email. We’ll be delighted to help give your business that extra push!
Author: Loli Guerrero