American Sign Language, ASL

American Sign Language, ASL

ASL SERVICES

A Foreign Language Service provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services that are specifically focused on the needs of the hearing impaired, hard of hearing, and deaf communities.  Although ASL is labeled as American Sign Language, it is actually a separate language from English with its own grammar. Body language, finger spelling, and signing comprise ASL. The following list highlights the areas in which we help facilitate communication and understanding in daily interactions of these communities:

Judiciary:

  • Courtroom
  • Police Interviews
  • Parole Officer Meetings
  • Mandated Mental Health Evaluations
  • Law Offices –Attorney Meetings
  • Witness Depositions

Educational:

  • Parent-Teacher Meetings
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Individual Education Plan Meetings
  • Guest Speakers

Medical:

  • IME
  • Provider Appointments
  • Hospital Surgery or Procedure
  • Doctors’ Consultations

Mental Health:

  • Intake & Assessment Appointments
  • Counseling & Therapy Sessions
  • Group Activities

Miscellaneous:

  • Businesses / Client Meetings & Negotiations
  • Employment /Interviews & Training
  • Seminars & Conferences
  • Entertainment / Shows & Theater
  • Government Agencies / Political Events
  • Other Events / Business Expos, Health Fairs

ASL Certifications

At A Foreign Language Service, we aim to provide the best and the most courteous interpreters available.  Our highly qualified American Sign Language Interpreters are state and nationally certified with most having  have at least one of the following certifications:

EIPA–     Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
RID–       Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
NIC–       National Interpreter Certification
NAD–     National Association of the Deaf
CUED–   Cued Speech is not a language, but a tool for learning an existing language
CI–          Certified Interpreter (Qualified to interpret between spoken English and American Sign Language)
CT–         Certified Transliteration (Qualified to transliterate between spoken English and a signed English system)
Legal-     Certified to work in courtrooms and other legal systems

Please contact us today to find out how to request an ASL interpreter for telephonic interpretation, video remote interpreting,  and on-site interpreting.  We look forward to working with you!