Industry Standards

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ands in Motion interpreters arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appointed time, however the client is not charged. The purpose for this is to help develop a rapport with the client and/or Deaf consumer. It also gives the interpreter time to gather background information on the assignment at hand. The client is not charged for this 15-minute early arrival.

As an industry standard, most requests that are more than two hours long, or do not offer breaks, will require two interpreters. Sign Language interpreting is a very physically demanding occupation and health related problems can result from interpreting without breaks. Most platform and conference requests require at least two interpreters. Again, this is a non-negotiable industry standard.

NOTE: It is at the discretion of the company to determine if and when two interpreters are needed.

Hands in Motion interpreters strictly abide by the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) set out by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).