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Journal Of Ratchasuda College, Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities
Vol.16 No.2 July - December 2020

Assessment of Standards for Performance Sign Language
Interpreters 2018 (2561)

Sophon Chaiwatthanakunwanich1


The purposes of the study were to evaluate standards, criteria and indicators for sign language operations during B.E. 2561 (C.E. 2018). The study was conducted using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Questionnaires were used with the samples. The sampling method of the study was simple random sampling from 50 sign language interpreters registered with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, and focus group discussions with 13 academic dignitaries. The statistics used were descriptive, number, percentage, and content analysis. The results showed that standard evaluation results criteria and indicators for sign language interpreters were suitable and applicable. The Performance Standards for Sign Language Interpreters B.E. 2561 consists of five standards, 20 criteria and 20 indicators. The proportion scores for each standard are as follows: Performance Standard 1, complete translation or message conveyance (5 criteria and 5 indicators) 50%; Performance Standard 2, respect of sign language interpreter's and clients' dignity and rights (3 criteria and 3 indicators) 15%; Performance Standard 3, own sign language skills development (3 criteria and 3 indicators) 9%; Performance Standard 4, being a good role model in the sign language interpreter profession (7 criteria and 7 indicators) 14%; and, Performance Standard 5, compliance with relevant regulations (2 criteria and 2 indicators) 12%.

Keywords: Performance Standard, Sign Language Interpreter


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