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"Working with an ASL-English Interpreter & Providing Visual Accessibility"

Information about the role of the interpreter - providing access, what interpreting IS, what interpreting IS NOT, ethics, preparation, rest, & visual access

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Database

Looking for a sign language interpreter in your area? Try the RID searchable database of interpreters

Sign Language Associates, Inc. (serving all 50 states)

As the oldest, largest, and most successful private interpreting service provider in the country, SLA has a national reputation for quality and has become the standard for performance excellence. Each of our interpreters must go through a thorough skill evaluation and are screened for their experience and professionalism. We are proud of our record of service and we stand ready to provide you with the most reliable, efficient, and cost-effective services to meet your communication needs. Our sign language interpreters are hired to work in a wide variety of public and private sector settings. Let SLA put our resources to work for you!

Empire Interpreting (based in New York City)

Empire Interpreting Service is an Interpreting Referral Agency in Central New York with more than 70 professional Sign Language and Spoken Language Interpreters providing services throughout New York and Pennsylvania in legal, educational, medical, mental health, platform and religious settings. This list of venues is continually expanding to meet the increasing need for professional interpreters in a myriad of settings.

SignTalk (based in New York City)

Dedicated to enhancing communication between hearing and Deaf or hard-of-hearing persons, SignTalk provides sign language interpreters/transliterators for a wide variety of settings, including: Vocational, Educational, Business, Conference, Legal, Medical and Entertainment. Its roster of sign language interpreters/transliterators consists of professionals who hold national certfication either from RID or NAD and qualified pre-certified interpreters.

Hands On (based in New York City)

Hands On is a New York-based service organization dedicated to providing greater accessibility to arts and cultural events for the Deaf and hard of hearing community. We offer Interpreters for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a Monthly Cultural Calendar of accessible events, Consultative Services to Arts and Community organizations, Links of interest to the Deaf community, and much more!

Hands On Sign Language Services (based in San Francisco, CA)

Hands On Services provides 24-hour quality sign language interpreting services to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities. To provide the best service possible, we choose from the most qualified interpreters and schedule them 24 hours a day!

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