All over the world, languages are not just spoken, but signed as well. Every year, the number of recognised sign languages and communities increases. In Spain, LSE (Spanish sign language) and LSC (Catalan sign language) are both recognised languages.
Mondo Agit’s sign language interpreting service gives deaf people the key to understanding any kind of speech, be it at a conference or in a private meeting.
Our interpreters have the official training necessary for this kind of work, as well as extensive experience in interpreting for deaf people. This service is fundamental for institutional events, companies with a social commitment, political parties and other general organisations that aim to ensure integration and universal accessibility.
Additional information on sign language
Sign language was created as a method of communication between deaf and deaf-mute people. Thanks to sign language, these people can interact socially, as it provides them with a channel of visual and spatial communication.
Contrary to popular belief, sign language is not a simplified reproduction of spoken language, nor does it mimic it. Sign language has its own grammatical structure, based on the shape of the hands, their movements, spatial orientation and on a rich variety of body language, particularly movements of the face and lips, among others. In this respect, sign is structured in the same way as spoken language and therefore has the same status as any other.
It is used to communicate any topic, just like in spoken language, but instead makes use of gestures, vision and space. In sign language, the parameters are set by the signer, and the receiver of the message must remember, for example, that left and right will always be those of the signer. It is important to consider such factors when decoding what is being signed.
There are as many sign languages as spoken ones, and there are even sign dialects, just like in spoken language. Some iconic signs are very easy to understand. There are, however, other more abstract signs, which are more difficult to understand and cannot be inferred for those who do not know the language. It is for this reason that sign language interpreters are often required.
It’s worth noting that sign language can also be used within a teaching environment to support the learning and usage of spoken language, particularly in children with hearing problems or difficulties with spoken language. Sign language allows them to express themselves and communicate effectively.