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Oral interpreters support students with hearing impairments who lip read.

Oral interpreters are different than sign language interpreters. Hearing impaired students, who do not know sign language, but lip read, may use an oral interpreter as an accommodation. Oral interpreters make spoken language more accessible because they are trained to make words more visible on the lips. Oral interpreters may also fingerspell or point to help the student follow a conversation.