Sign Language

A Sign Language interpreter is a person who interprets spoken language into signs to help people who are hearing impaired or Speech impaired or both. They help people with these disabilities to communicate, which can either be one on one or in a group setting. Modern technologies are also in use to provide interpretation from a remote location. 

Career Options

  • - Professional sign language instructor - Teacher in Public and private schools - Language interpreter in big companies

Educational Qualifications

  • It is mandatory to have completed 10+ 2 with 60% marks. A graduate in any field is preferred. Students already having knowledge of sign language will get preference. One should have completed 18 years as on the date of application.

Personal Skills

  • - Instructional and communication skills - Patience - Ability to use computer-based training software - Database user interface and query software - Device drivers or system software - Voice recognition software

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.A. B.Ed. (Visual Impairment) - B.Ed.Special Education (Visual Impairment) - Bachelor in Mobility Science - D.Ed.Special Education (Visual Impairment) - D.Ed.Special Education (Deafblind) - Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (Visual Impairment) - Diploma for Information Assistive Technologies for Instructors of the Deaf-blind and Deaf with Low Vision (On Pilot Basis) - Diploma in Computer Education (Visual Impairment) - Diploma in Computer Education (Visual Impairment) - Diploma in Indian Sign Language Interpreting

Top Colleges

  • Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center Address: 4, Vishnu Dig Amber Marg, New Delhi - 110002 Phone: 091531 28114 Website:
  • Equal Opportunity Cell Address: Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 Phone: 011 - 27662602 Website:

Working Conditions

Working environments of interpreters and translators varies everywhere. Interpreters get an opportunity to work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, courtrooms, and conference centers. They are required to travel to the site-whether it is in a neighboring town or on the other side of the world-where their services are needed.

Top Companies

  • The Sign Language Company Address: 13351-D Riverside Dr., #410 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Phone: 818-728-4241 Website:
  • EKansh Trust Address: Ground floor, Parmar Classic, Behind Parmar Dawakhana & Railway Reservation Office, Laal Deool (Synagogue) street, Camp, Pune 411001  Phone: 9503715015 Website:

Successful Persons

T.K.M. Sandeep

T.K.M. Sandeep has more than two decades of experience in leading and managing the organization for improving education and awareness. He is an inspiring speaker, mentor to the deaf young people. He founded DEF to achieve barrier free communication for the deaf by providing skills training to the deaf people. His area of expertise is leadership skills and uplifting deaf community in India.

Ms. Ramya Miryala

Ms.Ramya Miryala comes with 13 years of relevant experience in liaisoning with donors, project implementing and Sign language Interpreting. She handled in various roles as Director of PR and Operations, Management, Project Manager, Sign language Interpreter and Trainer.

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