Prior to the federal civil rights statute Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, interpreting was on a volunteer basis and was not a refined industry. The quality of interpretation was inconsistent and no standards were in place to ensure consumers were receiving accurate and professional services. The enactment of the ADA in 1990 paved the way for a minimum standard to be established in the field of interpretation and, as a result, led to the development of the national certification of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Thanks to the ADA both public and private entities providing services to the public are required to provide interpreting services also known as reasonable accommodations to deaf consumers. In addition to the ADA, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are our guiding documents in assisting our clients who serve consumers who do not speak English, also known as Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
We are committed to assisting all of our clients in meeting the guidelines outlined by the ADA. Contact us for more information.