*sigh*...female and male interpretors...

Discussion in 'American with Disabilities Act' started by rockin'robin, May 1, 2017.

  1. rockin'robin

    rockin'robin Well-Known Member

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    Good to know!...I did mention that once to the doctor's office...and they said..."well, we prefer you have an interpretor"...Actually, it doesn't matter to me. Some doctor's do ask you if you will need an interpretor and leave it up to you.
     
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    Beowulf Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have a doctor who is easy to lipread and is willing to write on a notepad. When I show up for an appointment and an interpreter is present, it is "Uh-oh."
     
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    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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    I have Kaiser Permanente too, they know that I'm Deaf in their database with sign language as spoken language. Some of my visit did not have interpreter, the Doctor were patience enough to use pen and paper to communicate. Some of the visits, they used iPad for VRI service which I didn't mind. My visits is just for a routine check up and other appointments.
     
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    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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    RR, the ASL Associate is very unprofessional treating you with disrespect with your request and concerns. Those interpreting agencies should honor their client/patient's choice of having female or male interpreters at their appointment. I'm sorry you had to go through this mess. I'm glad to hear your x-ray results were good.

    If that happens to me, I would do the same thing you do, to go to appointment without interpreter. Good thing Dr is patient enough to type on computer for you to communicate. :)
     
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    Tousi Well-Known Member

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    Calvin, I am sure you know to ask for an interpreter for any appointments you make that require one for other than mundane stuff....
     
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    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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    Yes I do.
     
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    as a plus, some jobs pay more for each language you learn , spoken or unspoken !
     

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