Sign language interpreting

A sign language is a language of communication of the deaf or a natural means for the communication of deaf persons. A sign language is a visual and sign language system with a specific placement, position, orientation and movement of arms and fingers and facial expressions. 

A deaf person is a person who is entirely without hearing, or a person who due to a hindered communication uses a sign language as a natural language.

An interpreter interprets the Slovenian spoken language into sign language for the deaf person, and interprets sign language into the Slovenian spoken language for hearing persons.

In the areas where the Italian and Hungarian national communities live, the deaf person may also asserts his right to the interpreting of Italian or Hungarian spoken language into Italian and Hungarian sign language and the interpreting of the Italian or Hungarian sign language into the Hungarian or Italian language.


Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities | Last updated: 26. 11. 2015