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Deaf and hard of hearing: Remote sign language interpreting via Skype

In the absence of an Auslan Interpreter being present in person, Skype allows for a student to receive Auslan via live video. This can be particularly useful in rural areas where access to Auslan interpreters is limited and when Live Remote Captioning is not a suitable option. The student is able to watch the interpreter on a mobile device. The lecturer will need to wear a lapel microphone connected to a smartphone and the interpreter will need to be able to hear the lecturer. It may be possible for the student to raise questions and comments with the lecturer with the remote interpreter still online in a 1:1 setting. It would not be suitable in a lecture or tutorial setting.

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