Sign Language Interpreters

Requests for sign language interpreters can be made by contacting an interpreter referral agency. Interpreter requests should be initiated about two weeks in advance of the event date in order to ensure that communication access is available to all attendees. If a request is made just a few days before the event, a good faith effort should be made to secure interpreters.

Note: Each USC department or organization must set up their own customer account in order to book an interpreter. Please contact the interpreter agency to find out more about setting up a customer account, billing information, and interpreter requests. Be sure to have all relevant event information on hand when submitting the interpreter request:

  • Date of event
  • Start/end time
  • Location – address, building, room (or virtual)
  • Type of event and important details
  • On-site contact name and contact information

Typically, interpreters are paid a two-hour minimum per interpreter. For situations that are one and a half hours or longer, two interpreters are typically needed. This is to preserve their mental and physical resources. For large special events, two interpreters might be necessary.

Independent contractors are usually less expensive, however, it is often easier to go through an agency.

Sign Language Interpreters with Contact Information

Zelda Alpert-Torres 949-412-5188 Independent Contractor 
Amerlia Boik 714-381-6915 Independent Contractor 
Kimberly Diez 818-209-6378 Independent Contractor 
Bob Loparo 513-200-7523 Independent Contractor 
Andrea Lust 626-354-0071 Independent Contractor 
Arlene Narvaez 323-578-3363 Independent Contractor 
Jan Seeley 818-366-7398 Independent Contractor 
Hope Simon 661-803-0253 Independent Contractor 
Accommodating Ideas 800-257-1783 Interpreting Agency 
Links Interpreting Services 888-742-0070 Interpreting Agency 
Sign Language Services 310-473-3006 Interpreting Agency 
The Sign Language Company 818-782-6002 Interpreting Agency 
Sign Language Interpreters with Contact Information