What is an ASL Interpreter?

American Sign Language Interpreting

WHAT IS AN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE or ASL Interpreter?  An ASL Interpreter for the deaf are American Sign Language Interpreters that have the ability to translate spoken verbal English into American Sign Language using correct grammar and through understanding about ASL vocabulary, gesture, signs and visual listening.   Most American Sign Language (ASL)  Interpreters are individuals that have undergone intense educational requirements (some are raised by Deaf families and speak ASL as their first language) but most must learn by completing their BA in American Sign Language Interpreting from an accredited program and then moving on to completing their RID Certifications.  

  

Sign Language Interpreters are used most often in educational settings, business meetings, legal proceedings and medical/clinical settings.  Sometimes interpreters will be hired for events, conferences and seminars.  An interpreter should be considered any time verbal spoken messages will affect the deaf individual if they do not hear what is being said.  By using interpreters during business meetings and other events you increase the quality of which the individual can contribute and therefore creating independence in any given situation.  


 Stellar Communications' founder not only has a life time experience speaking Sign Language, attended Gallaudet University for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing but has plus years working directly in Interpreting Coordinator Services for other agencies.  It takes education and experience to understand how to place interpreters.  Interpreters must be hand selected for individuals often based on communication styles. This can be a major problem when you work with large companies that don't take the time or are willing to place any interpreter in any situation.  Stellar takes a signature approach to selecting interpreters and follows up on the transaction to make sure the selected interpreter is a good match for the signing Individual!

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Why use a VRI or Video Remote Interpreter?

VRI is Video Remote Interpreting

  VRI ( Video Remote Interpreting ) Sign Language Interpreting Services uses a video remote interpreter for highly areas and situations where getting an in person or on-site interpreter may be difficult or impossible.  VRI offers a national level pool to choose from which gives you more skills to match your needs and confidence to know you will have services when you need them.  We  will be happy to help you get set up and text run your services before you start and monitor your connection. 

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Stellar Communication

622 33rd Street, Washougal, Washington 98671, United States

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