Interpreters Unlimited to Provide On-site Interpreting Services at NorCal DMV Locations

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., May 24, 2016—The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced its selection for contract in-person language interpretation services in northern California. Interpreters Unlimited, a language company headquartered in San Diego, was selected to provide contracted interpreters for American Sign Language (ASL) and approximately 64 spoken languages in 28 cities in the northern region of the state. The contract will be in effect June 1 through May 31, 2017.

With this contract, Interpreters Unlimited will work with the DMV to improve the communication for those with limited English proficiency, or who are Deaf, or Heard-of-Hearing. Interpretation services will help California residents to comprehend driver safety procedures, rules of the road, processes to renew identification cards, registration, and driver’s licenses.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work with the DMV on this contract,” says Shamus Sayed, vice president of sales & marketing of Interpreters Unlimited. “We will help the DMV to provide comprehensive customer service and to maximize the effectiveness of its education programs, policies and other services. Our efforts will help improve communication with English speakers and those with limited English proficiency. That is what we are truly passionate about.”

In order to compete for the contract, companies had to be a registered small business in California, show proof of interpreter certification, experience, and other credentials, submit a request for proposal, and other requirements as noted by the DMV.

For more information about on-site interpretation services please call 800-726-9891 or visit


The IU Group of companies include: Interpreters Unlimited, Accessible Communication for the Deaf, Albors & Alnet and Arkansas Spanish Interpreters and Translators, and are headquartered in San Diego, California as a minority owned company. A combined 70 years in the industry demonstrates a surplus of leadership and best practices, which helped establish its respected role in the language services community. Its services include language interpretation, document translation and non-emergency medical transportation.

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