interpreters-in-rural-areas

DEARTH OF QUALITY INTERPRETERS IN A RURAL SETTING
How bad are things in a rural, depressed part of USA? Well,
most of the interpreters in one rural area do not have a
TTY, which prevents clients from directly reaching them (though
TTY relay is a satisfactory alternative).
Not only that, the pay for interpreters is substandard. A
number of married women that know signs are snapped up by the
school system despite lacking interpreting credentials.
True, the shortage of interpreters are everywhere, even in
the bigger cities. But the big city pay is what draws interpreters
away from rural areas where the deaf need them the most!