If you need an interpreter within the next 24 hours, call us at: 484-246-6641
If you are a current SIS customer, you can request an interpreter via our online form below.
If you are interested in becoming a customer, please call us at 484-246-6641 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you employ or serve individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing? We have an interpreter for you!
SIS provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for the southeastern counties in Pennsylvania, all of Delaware and New Jersey and the northern counties in Maryland. If you need the services of an interpreter outside of the stated areas, please reach out to us for further assistance. When a customer needs a sign language interpreter for communication access between deaf or hard of hearing people and hearing people, SIS works to secure the right interpreter for your specific needs.
In order to match the best interpreter with your needs, we look at specific variables including the language needs of the deaf consumer, the requirements of the setting and any background knowledge or specialized skills needed. Unlike spoken language companies who also offer ASL services, SIS specializes in sign language, a visual language that is uniquely different from spoken English.
When you work with SIS, you can be certain that we are a company who has the practical knowledge and the expertise to connect individuals who use sign language with those who use spoken English. We will always work with you in the most effective way possible.
AT SIS, WE GIVE YOU...
THE RIGHT TEAM
SIS deploys the right team for your interpreting needs. We analyze various factors to determine if a job requires more than 1 interpreter. If so, SIS determines if the Deaf consumer(s) will best be served by 2 hearing interpreters or by a hearing interpreter teaming with a Deaf interpreter.
THE RIGHT METHOD
SIS has interpreters to cover remote and onsite assignments. For remote needs, SIS offers a SISTR (SignInterpreting Services Tablet for Remote services). Please contact SIS staff for more information on this new opportunity.
WHAT WE OFFER
ONSITE ASL INTERPRETING
SIS uses expertise and years of experience to analyze a request and select one or more qualified interpreters best suited for each assignment. SIS considers the subject matter, needs of the Deaf consumer(s), skills required, consumer preferences and more to make the best match.
REMOTE ASL INTERPRETING
Using a variety of remote platforms, SIS provides online interpreting for on-demand or scheduled meetings, events, conferences and more.
ONSITE ASL TACTILE INTERPRETING
SIS provides communication accesss for DeafBlind individuals using tactile ASL or other methods that are best suited to each individual.
ONSITE SUPPORT SERVICE PROVIDER (SSP)*
SIS provides professional support service providers (SSPs) on a limited basis to DeafBlind individuals in their place of employment. These specially trained SSPs provide DeafBlind individuals with guiding and access to information in their work environment.
ONSITE COMMUNICATION COMPANION
SIS provides trained communication companions who are well versed in ASL and Deaf culture to engage in conversation and support socialization with DeafBlind individuals.
CONSULTING & ADVOCACY
SIS offers onsite and/or remote consultations and advises organizations on how they can improve communication access in any environment or circumstance.
*At no cost to them, DeafBlind individuals who are residents of PA can register with the current state awarded vendor to receive fifteen hours of SSP services.
*SIS encourages anyone interested in supporting the DeafBlind community as an SSP to complete the training offered by the state. For more information, contact ODHH.