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KSLIA’s Position Paper: - Development of Sign Language Interpreting Profession in Kenya.

August 25, 2007
Abstract
It is the position of the Kenyan Sign Language Interpreters Association (KSLIA) that the provision of quality and professional interpretation services is a right to all Deaf Kenyan community. Interpreters – trained, untrained, freelance and employed or working in various settings throughout Kenya are leaders in delivering a very important service of interpretation in professional and community settings, including advocating for funding, and inclusion of these services in programs, projects and policy initiatives at local, regional, national and international levels. In addition, all interpreters as members of KSLIA are leaders in facilitating and participating in research, training and documentation the field of interpretation profession in Kenya. The Kenyan Deaf community believes that it is a linguistic minority; their native language is Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) with several variations across the country. They view themselves as visual people, with their…