|Translation service for people on the autism spectrum
||[Jun. 14th, 2004|01:51 pm]
The Question Club
(Don't know anything about autism? Try helping with the service delivery questions instead *grin*)
I am a member of an email list for autistic adults. Over the weekend, one of our members had a 'regression' experience, and was very frustrated by having things that they desperately wanted to say, combined with a loss of function with expressive language. We worked out that the person was asking for a translator, and have started translating their emails into more easily-understood words and expressions.
It seemed to some of us that it might be very valuable for people on the spectrum to be able to access a service that would help them to be understood by a broad population. And I have some questions that I would appreciate feedback on:
Question now is of working out what is needed from translating services:
Who needs it?
How best to deliver it to them?
Is there any chance of getting paid for it at some point? (Obviously not right now. But I am a broke student, so I am always looking for a chance to raise my incoming money to the level of my outgoing money. Higher would be very nice.)
Given that we not going to get paid any time soon, how to provide service with minimum investment of time and money?