Abstract

In 2012, a two-year pilot project was implemented throughout the Yukon to provide free, on-demand professional American Sign Language (ASL/English) interpretation services to all members of the Deaf community. Following extensive community consultation, this project was developed to meet a growing concern that a denial of ASL interpretation services was limiting the ability of Deaf Yukoners to exercise their rights of citizenship. After eight months, the first project evaluation indicated enhanced communications in medical services, employment, and quality-of-life activities for a majority of Deaf community members in the Yukon.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6263
Print ISSN
0302-1475
Pages
pp. 348-361
Launched on MUSE
2015-05-17
Open Access
No
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