Addressing the Deaf

by Rochelle

(El Paso, Tx, US)

I work at a company that employees many deaf. To accommodate and assist them we have several interpreters on staff to aid with communication. We are having issues with the deaf treating the interpreters with disrespect or acting like the interpreters are their possessions instead of people. I want to address the deaf about this but I don’t want to offend them. I understand there are cultural differences between the hearing and the deaf but I cannot allow the interpreters to be bullied either.

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