Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 27 (2):267-299 (2017)

Teresa Burke
Gallaudet University
The ethical and philosophical issues of choosing disability accommodations, particularly regarding human service provider accommodations, have not received much attention in the academic literature. Signed language interpreting is an especially complex accommodation that requires assessment of the deaf person's language knowledge and facility in a society where the many varieties of deaf education have generated a continuum of American Sign Language and signed English. Signed language interpreters with variable levels of skill and proficiency flock to work in locations with high demand for their services, sometimes with little regulation and consumer protection, due to laws that mandate the provision of...
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