This paper presents the results of a research study exploring the work context and professional
experiences of 11 Deaf interpreters based in Europe. Findings indicate that Deaf
interpreters are not afforded the same educational opportunities or work experiences
as hearing sign language interpreters in several European nations. Factors required for
successful cooperation in Deaf/hearing interpreting teams are addressed in this study
amongst which is increased awareness amongst hearing interpreters regarding the work
and skill of Deaf interpreters.