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Akbar Sikder BA (Hons), MA, RSLI, RSLT, AITI, MASLI, A1

Akbar is a hearing child of two deaf parents, growing up bilingual in English and BSL. He holds a BA (Honours) in French and Linguistics and an MA (Merit) in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Manchester. He is a Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI) and Registered Sign Language Translator (RSLT) with the NRCPD, an Associate of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (AITI) and a Member of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (MASLI). He works between English, BSL, French and International Sign.

 

He is qualified in both spoken language and signed language interpreting and translation and has been working as a professional signed language interpreter since 2009, gaining experience in all domains, including conference, mental health and court, and as both a freelance and in-house interpreter. He has authored a growing list of publications relating to interpreting and translation, with his research interests focused on child language brokering, interpreter pedagogy and translation theory.

 

Akbar is also a qualified teacher and A1 assessor for the BSL, interpreting and translation qualifications. This includes working closely with awarding bodies on the development and assessment of BSL, interpreting and translation qualifications, and with the NRCPD as a Professional Standards Advisor. He is also an approved TSLI and TSLT supervisor.

akbar.sikder@bslfirst.com

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