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Sign Language Interpreters

American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States.

American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States (English and Spanish the only two used more frequently), yet people who use it, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are some of the most isolated in our country due to the language and cultural barriers put in place by the community. One way to demonstrate respect for people who are deaf and hard of hearing is to make sure ASL interpreters are available when attempting to communicate with someone who uses ASL as his/her primary language. This list, though not comprehensive should get you started in locating resources near you who may assist in interpreting.

Some common facts to keep in mind: ASL interpreters are skilled individuals who usually need to be paid to provide their services. There are different certificates available to ASL interpreters, you should ask if the person you are contacting is certified or not. Also keep in mind if your event requires more than 2 consecutive hours of translation services you should plan on having at least two interpreters present at the event. (This is to help prevent carpel tunnel syndrome that interpreters may contract if signing too long).

Ability Tools offers a listing of services and makes no endorsements or recommendations. You are encouraged to obtain more information about any resource prior to selecting a provider. New information is added and old information is deleted from our website on a regular basis. If you have a question or concern about any resource listed on our website, please email us at info@abilitytools.org.

Bay Area Communication Access (BACA)

Address:
973 Market Street #280
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 356-0405

Website: www.bacainterp.com

Dayle McIntosh Center, Garden Grove

Address:
13272 Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Phone: (714) 663-2087
Fax: Fax (714) 663-2094
TTY: (714) 621-3300

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Fresno

Address:
5340 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone: (559) 225-3382
Fax: (559) 221-8224
TTY: (559) 334-5001

Website: www.dhhsc.org

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Merced

Address:
3337 M Street
Merced, CA 95348

Phone: (209) 726-7783
Fax: (209) 726-7717
TTY: (209) 726-7786

Website: www.dhhsc.org

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Salinas

Address:
339 Pajaro Street, Suite B
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: (831) 753-6540
Fax: (831) 753-6542
TTY: (831) 753-6541

Website: www.dhhsc.org

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Visalia

Address:
1739 S. Church Street
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone: (559) 334-01374
Fax: (559) 334-0138
TTY: (559) 334-0136

Website: www.dhhsc.org

Hands On Services

Address:
P.O. Box 550
Rocklin, CA 95677

Phone: 1-800-900-9478
Fax: 1-888-900-9477
TTY: 1-800-900-9479

Website: www.handsonsvs.com/

Lifesigns, affiliated with Greater Los Angles Agency on Deafness (GLAD)

Address:
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: 888-930-7776
TTY: 888-930-7776

Website: www.gladinc.org/

Network Interpreting Service

Address:
4201 Mt. Voss Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

Phone: 1-800-284-1043
Fax: (815) 425-9244
TTY: 1-800-284-5176

Website: www.networkinterpretingservice.com/

NorCal Center on Deafness, Chico

Address:
4705 Roseville Road Suite 112
North Highlands, CA 95660

Phone: (916) 349-7500
Fax: (916) 349-7578
TTY: (916) 349-7500

Website: www.norcalcenter.org/

NorCal Center on Deafness, Downtown Sacramento

Address:
2901 50th Street
Sacramento, CA

Phone: (916) 227-9390
TTY: (916) 227-2351

Website: www.norcalcenter.org

NorCal Center on Deafness, Redding

Address:
1003 Yuba Street, Suite A
Redding , CA 96001

Phone: (530) 229-9071
Fax: (530) 229-9077
TTY: (530) 229-9073

Website: www.norcalcenter.org/

NorCal Center on Deafness, Roseville

Address:
1880 Sierra Garden, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: (916) 714-4035
Fax: (916) 786-6177
TTY: (916) 774-4067

Website: www.norcalcenter.org/

NorCal Center on Deafness, Stockton

Address:
7602 Murray Drive Suite 106
Stockton, CA 95210

Phone: (209) 474-3088
Fax: (209) 474-1570
TTY: (209) 474-3089

Website: www.norcalcenter.org/

RISE Interpreting, Inc.

Address:
5005 La Mart Dr., Suite 202
Riverside, CA 92507

Phone: (951) 565-4422
Fax: (951) 602-6300
TTY: (951) 208-6886 Video

Website: www.riseinterpreting.com

Rolling Start, Inc.

Address:
570 West Fourth Street, Suite 107
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: (909) 884-2129
Fax: 909.386.7446
TTY: (909) 884-7396

Website: www.rollingstart.com/

Rolling Start, Inc.

Address:
15647 Village Drive, Ste A
Victorville, CA 92392

Phone: 760.843.7959
Fax: 760.955.9874
TTY: 760.843.7959

Website: www.rollingstart.com/

Rolling Start, Inc. Serving Inyo-Mono Counties

Phone: 800.220.0975

Website: www.rollingstart.com/

The Sign Language Company

Address:
14203 Califa Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Phone: (818) 782-6002
Fax: (818) 994-3214
TTY: (818) 782-6002