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-Torresfirstname.lastname@example.org||Independent Contractor|
|Amerlia Boikemail@example.com||Independent Contractor|
|Kimberly Diezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Independent Contractor|
|Bob Loparo||513-200-7523||Bob.email@example.com||Independent Contractor|
|Andrea Lust||626-354-0071||Alust22@gmail.com||Independent Contractor|
|Arlene Narvaezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Independent Contractor|
|Jan Seeley||818-366-7398||Jsee2@socal.rr.com||Independent Contractor|
|Hope Simonemail@example.com||Independent Contractor|
|Sign Language Services, Inc (Leah Ilan)||310-473-3006||http://signlanguage-services.com/||
|Accommodating Ideas||800-257-1783||www.ai-ada.com||Interpreting Agency|
|Links Interpreting Services||888-742-0070||www.linksinterpreting.com||Interpreting Agency|
|The Sign Language Company||818-782-6002||signlanguageco.com||Interpreting Agency|