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Interpreters abusing sign language

SH Line Producer | 10:55 UK time, Thursday, 12 November 2009

In Zambia, that is.

The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability (ZAPD) has expressed worry at the increased number of sign language interpreters who have commercialised the language.

ZAPD Director General, Charles Mwape says interpreters have abused the language and are making profit out of it at the expense of the deaf.

He says government, in conjunction with the agency, is working towards developing a policy that will regulate the conduct of interpreters so that sign language is not abused.

Well, according to this rather vague article anyway, which doesn't specify exactly how these interpreters are abusing the language. But it's good to see that Zambia is taking positive steps.




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