Netherlands – NBTG

Facts about Netherlands

Size of the country: 41.528 sq km
Population: 16,800,000
Number of Deaf sign language users: 15,000 – 20,000
Number of sign language interpreters: 464
Number of registered speech-to-text writers: 82 (no data on part-time vs. full-time ratio), (source:

Interpreter organization:

Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging Tolken Gebarentaal (NBTG)
Dutch Association for Sign Language Interpreters

Members: ~380

Please find the full Country Report 2013 here.