Not all deaf people communicate using sign language. Sign language is a language that is learned much like spoken Spanish or French. Due to the inability to hear many cultures associate it with a disability, when in fact, deaf individuals do not see it as such but more as a normal way of being. Sign language is a simply a different form of communication. A deaf individual who is not fluent in sign language but gestures to get their point across, due to lack of education or sign language oppression, they are known as foreign deaf signers. When requesting services for these individuals a Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs) is required to pair up with an ASL interpreter.
We support individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or other impaired verbal communication skills. Individuals with hearing impairments communicate with various modes of communication, such as American Sign Language (ASL) or a specific language system such as Signing in Exact English (SEE), Pidgin Signed English (PSE), or Signed English, and Tactile Interpreting for the deaf-blind. We have the unique ability to customize a servicing plan for each individual.