What you need to know
- You can now book a sign language interpreter for your next Apple Store visit.
- The service is totally free and available in 11 countries.
Apple now offers customers at its Apple Stores the option to book a sign language interpreter for their appointment at no extra cost in 11 countries including the US.
As reported by 9to5Mac's Michael Steeber:
The service is available for no cost in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria.
As the report notes, store pages in these countries now including a link that states 'Request a sign language interpreter'. The description states:
Not an automated system, clicking the link opens your default email browser, allowing you to send a request to the store manually. As the report notes, Apple has offered ASL interpreters at its D.C. Carnegie Library Store since 2019. Apple also partners with the nearby Gallaudet University to help deaf students and faculty members. From a report last year:
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