There is no sign language interpreter association, only the one that provides the interpreting services within the deaf association. As of June 2011 there are 3 staff hearing interpreters, 2 deaf staff interpreters. There are 27 voluntary interpreters.
Training: we are now adopting an accreditation system. You must be 16 year old, and have mastered English language, and must attend an introductory workshop.
- The training programme was recently set up. Prior we had in house training, or on the job training and not real interpreter training.
- The adoption of the accreditation system
- Different sign languages in the deaf community. It is challenging because there is no standard agreement on which sign language or signs to use. And mostly SEE is taught.
- More often the code of ethics is violated, because interpreters do more than they should.