American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
An estimated 10% of Missouri’s population is Deaf or hard-of-hearing+, making it important for facilities to be prepared to bridge language gaps with individuals who prefer to communicate through American Sign Language (ASL).
What Is ASL Interpreting?
ASL Interpretation is the most prominent type of visual language interpreting used today. Interpreters allow for communication between the two distinct languages of American Sign Language (ASL) and English.The role of the interpreter appears to be very straightforward—to effectively facilitate communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and those who are hearing. However, the complexities of the task, the types of visual interpreting, and the enormous range of qualifications brought by the interpreter make it anything but simple.
Benefits of ASL Interpreting?
Interpreters are there to benefit everyone taking part in the communication exchange. Our team has extensive knowledge of all aspects of Deaf culture and has met the educational requirements for ASL interpreting, ranging from bachelor’s degrees in interpreting to specialized master’s degrees. Providing high quality ASL interpreting services:
- Builds trust with clients
- Reduces delays and confusion during appointments
- Improves patient outcomes
- Ensures compliance with ADA regulations
When to use ASL Interpreting?
Beyond doctor visits and legal appointments, ASL interpreting has many other applications. ASL interpreting makes everything from events like concerts and conferences to business meetings or job interviews accessible for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and ensures compliance with ADA regulations.Our team has the expertise to cover assignments across multiple industries including:
- Education – parents and teachers, assemblies, counseling sessions, Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, and other educational settings
- Government – public meetings, educational services, community events
- Other Industries – business and employment training, conferences, religious services and events
- Mental Health – therapy sessions
- Medical Care – private physicians and hospitals
- Law – attorney-client consultations, depositions, law enforcement, and court trials and proceedings
ASL interpretation is just one of the comprehensive language access solutions LAMP provides. We have assisted clients across multiple industries with high-quality professional interpretation and translation services in both spoken languages, as well as American Sign Language (ASL), for more than 20 years.
Scheduling An ASL Interpreter
Scheduling an in-person interpreting session with LAMP is fast and easy. Our convenient online scheduling system allows users to input requests and get updates like when and which interpreter is assigned to an appointment. Clients are also able to review interpreter compliance information.
Service Areas for asl interpreting
- St. Louis, MO
- Springfield, MO
- Kansas City, MO
- Kansas City, KS
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(+Data sourced from the State of Missouri Data Portal)