Thursday, May 8, 2008

Terps in Britain

If you think its difficult sometimes getting an interpreter in the US, just try living in Britain. If need a British Sign Language interpreter you have to wait an average of two weeks and pay a minimum of £130 (that's about $255). Interpreters must be booked for at least three hours at a time. That's why most BSL users rely on hearing members of their family to translate during medical and legal appointments.