We provide a variety of services to support communication between individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing. Interpreting services available include:
- American Sign Language interpreters
- Tri-lingual interpreters (ASL, English, and Spanish)
- Oral interpreters
Interpreters can support any kind of dialogue, whether personal or business related such as:
- Learning-based dialogue (classroom, conferences, television appearances, etc),
- Employment environment (interviewing, training, meetings, etc),
- Appointments (medical, service, government, etc),
- Events (community, civic, media, etc)
- Meetings, and more
We only hire qualified and certified sign language interpreters.
Types of Interpreters
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters primarily focus on facilitating communication between the client(s) using ASL and the client(s) using English. They translate ASL to English and vice versa either real-time or consecutively, depending on the setting. Learn more about American Sign Language here.
Some interpreters are trilingual. Some of our interpreters are able to speak Spanish on top of English and ASL.
Deaf interpreters are Deaf or hard of hearing and benefit the dialogue by adding in authentic linguistic and cultural factors. Deaf interpreters allow Deaf and hard of hearing client(s) feel more confident about their representation in the dialogue. Deaf interpreters also help reduce cultural barriers.
Oral interpreters will re-enunciate the speaker’s words at a normal rate of speed to allow the Deaf or hard of hearing client to speechread. They sometimes rephrase or edit the words used to have higher visibility on the lips to support comprehension.
Why work with DHHC?
Time is money. We have provided interpreting services since 1978. We have consistently evolved our services to provide you with the best experience possible.
Our service is straightforward. Tell us what you need and we’ll make it as easy as possible to get qualified interpreters. This will save you time while boosting the quality of your services.
If your scheduled interpreter becomes sick or has an emergency right before the appointment, you’ll get a replacement interpreter at no additional cost. We’ll do the work in getting the replacement interpreter situated, again saving you time and energy.
Finally, by contracting with DHHC, you support the reduced or free programs available for the Deaf and hard of hearing adults and youth. Your dollar not only gets what you need but also supports a great cause at no additional cost to you.