Interpreter / Transliterator / Transcriber Program

SLIThese services are provided for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing in pre-school, K-12 general education, and other settings throughout member districts.  The role of interpreters, transliterators and transcribers is critical to providing visual access to classroom curriculum, instruction, and adult and peer communication.  They strive to be an impartial communication liaison in the education environment.


Sign Language Interpreters

SLIs provide visual access to learners who are deaf or hard of hearing by interpreting spoken communication into American Sign Language or transliterating using signs more closely following English word order.


Cued Language Transliterators

CLTs provide visual access to learners who are deaf or hard of hearing by transliterating spoken communication into cued American English using the system of Cued Speech.


Educational Transcribers

Educational transcribers are also refer to as captionists.  They provide visual access by transcribing and printing notes of spoken communication using sender/receiver laptops with C-Print software.


Supervisor and Contact Information
Brooke Peterson, Ph.D.
Phone: 952-707-3091
Email: brooke.peterson@isd917.k12.mn.us