When you need a sign language interpreter, look no further than IU. Our interpreters are independent contractors who hold credentials from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and various state or federal agencies depending upon the specialization. They’re experienced, qualified and are able to work in multiple situations and remain professional, no matter the circumstance.
Sign Language Rates
Rates for American Sign Language appointments start at $125/hour with a two hour minimum. Appointments that exceed the hourly minimum are billed in half hour increments.
Common appointments include: doctor’s appointments, trials, parent/teacher conferences, events and exhibitions, meetings, employee orientations and more.
Sign Language FAQ
American Sign Language (ASL) has a different structure, grammar and syntax than that of English. In addition, there are multiple “dialects” of ASL, which may incorporate variances such as cued speech, finger-spelling, iconicity (a “sign”) and geographic lexicons. In other words, our trained interpreters effectively “speak” with a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual on many levels, assuring that communication is complete, accurate and culturally sensitive.
When Do I Need a Sign Language Interpreter?
According to the American Disabilities Act, an American Sign Language interpreter must be provided by a business or organization for people who are Deaf or Hard-Hearing in order to adequately communicate, providing equal access to services and institutions for all.
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Video Remote Interpretation
Video Remote Interpretation (VRI) appointments are convenient, easy to set-up and enable parties to communicate if they are not in the same physical location. If you prefer to schedule an ASL interpreter via VRI, our team is happy to assist you.
VRI for ASL
Looking for Services in Florida?
Our local offices in the Sunshine State are that of our sister company, Accessible Communication for the Deaf (ACD). You can find us in Tampa and Sunrise! Visit www.acdasl.com for more information.