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Educational Interpreters Resources

Published: 2/16/2024 10:40 AM
​​Welcome to the website dedicated to educational interpreters and those school districts that provide these services to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Kentucky classrooms. 

​It is a goal of the Kentucky Department of Education to assist both schools and interpreters in providing the highest quality communication to students in the Commonwealth. The following pages include several critical documents that provide information pertinent to these service providers and the districts that employ them to meet the goals of students’ Individual Education Programs (IEPs). Click on the links below to access these additional resources.

Interpreter Resources

To become an interpreter, there are several steps one must take to become licensed per Kentucky statute and therefore be able to practice in all settings, including classrooms, within the state.  How to Get Started Interpreting serves to guide these people in moving through the process of meeting the requirements necessary to become qualified.

The Resource Libraries for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Interpreters have many resources ​​provided by the Kentucky Department of Education’s partnering agencies for interpreters, teachers, and other school staff who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  They are provided at no cost and are available by contacting each agency.  We hope you​ will take advantage of the many books, videos, and other materials ​that promote the best educational opportunities and access for student success.

These resources have not all been vetted by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), nor should this be considered an endorsement.

Shannon Sparkman
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
Division of State Schools
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 
Fax (502) 564-6470​​

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