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deafblind_1Interpreters and intervenors bridge communication for Deaf and Deafblind individuals, helping them access essential services such as health care—things that most of us take for granted. At George Brown, you will learn everything you need to know to work as an interpreter or intervenor for thousands of Canadians.

The School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies offers programs that immerse you in American Sign Language English Interpreter and Intervenor training. But it’s not just about language—you will be exposed to the unique cultural and social issues that impact members of the Deaf and Deafblind Community.

Your education at the School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies is enriched by our faculty’s ongoing connections with the field. Field placement experiences, in-class interactions and laboratory components will give you a true sense of this extraordinary work.

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American Sign Language – English Interpreter Program (C110) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

American Sign Language - English Interpreter is a three-year program that trains sign language interpreters. The program emphasizes skills in English, American Sign Language (ASL), translation and interpretation, and knowledge of Deaf culture. Students take many of their classes in ASL and do a substantial amount of their classwork in our on-site language laboratory. Students also experience community-based placements with working interpreters/ and with Deaf mentors.

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Program (C114) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program provides intensive training in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. If you are thinking about entering the American Sign Language - English Interpreter program, or if you want to combine ASL with other careers, this program is for you.

Intervenor for Deafblind Persons Program (C108) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

The Intervenor for Deafblind Persons program provides an opportunity for students to learn how to work with people who have a combined loss of vision and hearing. Over the span of two years, students have the opportunity to learn how to guide, use assistive devices, and deal with the medical fragility that clients often present. The Intervenor for Deafblind Persons program is unique in Canada.