Classroom Interpreting

Students - Student’s rights regarding interpreters

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing have a fundamental right to understand their hearing loss, their communication needs, and how to accommodate communication with hearing adults and peers. For many students, interpreters will become a frequent accommodation as they become adults, build careers, continue life-long learning, and have children.

As we explore what students should know about interpreting, let’s start with their rights. What follows is a Student’s Bill of Rights.

Interpreters and Kids: A Bill of Rights

Students who use interpreters to access the general education curriculum have rights. These include: