This research is focused on the global outbreak of COVID-19 that hit the United States in March of 2020, and how the pandemic affected sign language interpreters. Many interpreters were suddenly forced to work in a virtual environment (not sharing the same physical space as their clients), some for the first time. This thesis seeks to examine how interpreters adapted to this sudden change and identify best practices for working remotely moving forward. The findings of this study will indicate how interpreters perceived this change to remote work, and how prepared they were for the transition.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies
Deaf Studies/Professional Studies
COVID-19, working remotely, sign language, interpreting
Type (DCMI Terms)
American Sign Language | Language Interpretation and Translation
McKibbin, K. (2021). Looking Forward: COVID-19 and its Impact on Working Interpreters (master's thesis). Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/theses/69
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