AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETING SERVICES

Our professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services are designed to ensure that you communicate effectively with the deaf community. Be it a conference or the courtroom, a Language Connections ASL Interpreter will help you communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing.

ASL interpreter

Providing necessary communication facilitators for deaf individuals is a standard regulatory requirement in the United States.  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires interpretation services for the deaf and hard of hearing in the medical settings (like hospitals, doctors' offices, etc.) legal settings (including courtrooms, lawyers' offices, etc.), as well as in places of employment and in interactions with law enforcement.  Even when it's not required by the law, an interpretation service for ASL users is still a worthwhile investment; it can better connect communities with diverse needs. We can offer you an expert, on-site ASL interpreter on-demand.  We also provide a full range of ASL interpretation services in a variety of settings, including but not limited to:

Meetings
Conferences
Lectures and talks
Courtroom hearings
Medical appointments
Classrooms
Training sessions

Certified ASL Interpreters

Our American Sign Language interpreters have a minimum of five years of experience and are certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). We work closely with our professionals to ensure a high level of interpretation service and a clear line of communication between all parties.

What it takes to be an ASL interpreter

  • A committed individual to not only achieve certification but to also maintain and grow the skills needed
  • Physical stamina, endurance and the ability to emotionally handle an assignment and adhere to confidentiality
  • A great knowledge of the English language and the ability to speak clearly, be audibly heard and to portray the feelings and emotion of the speaker, whether voice or sign interpreting
  • An understanding that interpreting is a complex process that requires linguistic, cognitive and technical skills