International Sign Language

In addition to the above, MaryFaith’s diverse professional life experience has developed a willingness to struggle, to work at finding a way to communicate. Robust and confident communication skills result from working with deaf people in six countries on three continents, and with deaf people relocated to the UK from other additional countries. In addition, when travelling for pleasure she has, whenever possible, organized encounters with local deaf people visiting deaf schools and social gatherings.

MaryFaith is poised and assertive when meeting new deaf people and approaching novel communicative events. She has developed supplementary skills through her encounters with deaf people who have minimal formal language skills, with those whose expressive language is disturbed by mental health issues and psychosis, and with people who have communication needs other than straightforward sign language because their deafness has occurred through aging or trauma or because they have disabilities in addition to being deaf.

Testimonials

I am an electronic notetaker. I met MaryFaith three years ago when we worked together with the same university client (last year the student successfully graduated with their degree). I’m always impressed with her professionalism, experience, and client-centred approach. It’s a pleasure working with her and delivering good results.

DYX, hearing colleague

MaryFaith is diligent and has an excellent work ethic. She brings a balance of both relevant knowledge and skills to interpreting domains and types of work she undertakes. It is always a pleasure to co-work with MaryFaith, she is very supportive, knowledgeable and professional.

GD, interpreter colleague