Question by Guy: If you’re an interpreter for a deaf person, and the deaf person curses, should you repeat the cursing?
Let’s say this is a professional setting like school, and the deaf person is talking to the teacher.

The deaf person curses in sign.
Is the interpreter supposed to communicate the cursing to the teacher?

on one hand; it sounds very inappropriate, and it’s against school policy.

but; isn’t their job to treat the deaf person as if they are just like anyone else?
and if anyone else possesses the ability to curse,
then you have to give the deaf person the ability to curse too……right?

Best answer:

Answer by Convictionist
Not necessarily. An interpreter doesn’t forfeit their human dignity during work hours. If they feel it is inappropriate to curse, they may freely choose not to do so. They’re employees, not slaves.

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