How We Can Help…
If you are new to coordinating sign language services, it can be confusing and the options, overwhelming. Sign Language is a generic term that covers a group of visual languages or signing systems.
At Strada, we understand it is not always possible to know in advance exactly what communication preference the deaf person has, so it is vital to provide a highly qualified interpreter who is proficient in multiple modes of communication. Let us help you sort it out. We’ve got the expertise and resources to create an environment where everyone feels easily understood.
What You Need To Know…
Not all people who use sign language use American Sign Language (ASL).Each country typically has their own native sign language, sometimes more than one. ASL is used primarily in the United States and parts of Canada. Depending on their education, family circumstance and where they grew up, a person who signs as their primary way of communicating may use ASL, Signed English (SEE) or a combination of the two called Pidgin Signed English (PSE).
Some deaf individuals grew up in an environment where they depended on lip reading as their primary mode of communication. In this case, a person may request an Oral Interpreter who silently mouths speech using facial expressions and gestures to convey the message and meaning of what is being interpreted. A person may also request an interpreter fluent in Cued Speech, which is a signing system that uses handshapes or cues to display consonants and vowels combined with mouth movement or speech as a supplement to speechreading.
Individuals who are deaf/blind may use ASL, tactile interpreting, close up interpreting or other accommodations.
Contact us to discuss sign language services or request a quote.