AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING
American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the fastest growing languages requested in the U.S. today. American Language Services has been a key nationwide provider of ASL for more than 35 years.
As a leader in ASL and CART Services we pay meticulous attention to details and have earned an outstanding reputation for providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing for conferences, legal proceedings, meetings, trainings, classes, entertainment, technical, theatre venues, educational and medical appointments and conventions. ASL is a complex visual spatial language and the need for ASL professionals has been growing rapidly for many years.
4 Reasons to Rely On AML-Global for Your ASL Interpreting
|A huge data base of local interpreters helps keep your costs down and get your assignments covered||We keep you in legal compliance with the American with Disabilities Act(ADA)||Expert ASL interpreters have the certifications, accreditations and expertise to get the job done right||Our fast response and experience working with the Deaf Community makes us the go to company|
|We have one of the largest databases of ASL interpreters in the US. Because the interpreters are located in all major markets, we save companies money on travel and other related expenses.||The ADA has specific requirements allowing deaf and hard of hearing full access. This is the law and non-compliance is not an option.||We contract amazingly talented ASL interpreters, all throughout the U.S., who have the skills experience, certifications & credentials for any assignment.||We have been providing ASL interpreting since 1985. So, whether you have a conference, legal matter, trade show, tour, special event or business meeting we have seen it and done it before.|
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ASL linguists acquire various certifications through specific educational and testing processes. Certifications have 5 levels based on testing and mastery levels. The levels are scaled 1-5, with 5 being the most advanced level. Professional interpreters must take a certification test. There is a National Interpreter Certification (NIC) certification test given jointly by the National Association of the Deaf and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
There are also certifications for legal and medical ASL interpreters. These are for specific industries that require special training for terminology and professionally applied protocols. The training for these are more advanced because of the extra requirements needed.
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CART Services Provide Real Time Transcriptions for the Hearing Impaired
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) is a technology service used for providing instant transcription of the spoken word into text form. By using high-tech stenographic machines and computer software, CART providers translate spoken word into text almost instantaneously. The text can then be displayed and viewed in several forms including a computer monitor, laptop, TV screen or projection screen.
2 Types of CART Services
An on-site CART specialist’s job consists of setting up a stenographic machine and a laptop computer at an event attended by deaf and hard of hearing people. The CART specialist will listen to what is said, and transcribe every word so that it can be viewed on the computer screen almost as soon as it is spoken.
Remote CART is virtually the same as onsite CART except the provider is in a remote location and listens to an event through the use of an internet connection, telephone or Voice-Over IP (VOIP) connect. As long as the feed can be given to the CART specialist remote cart is a viable option for many events. This is a great, cost effective option when location considerations make it difficult for on-site.
Ultimately, the skill and versatility of CART specialists allow them to operate in many different types of events and circumstances, whether it be on-site or remotely.
Samples of American Sign Language
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