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Temporary Events and Communication

Q: I am organizing an outdoor concert and was told that our medical tent would have to have a sign language interpreter there at all times. There will be interpreters at the event, but do I have to assign one to the medical tent?

A: In general no.  Much like a doctor’s office or an emergency room, interpreters are not typically present on staff.  That being said, the medical tent still must provide effective communication by other means if an interpreter is not present. Depending on a given situation, interpreters should be brought in from other areas of the event when requested or necessary. 

You can read more about effective communication in this article on NortheastADA.org.


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