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ACCESS INTERPRETING

A sign language interpreting agency dedicated to service excellence and driven by a mission to inspire trust and understanding between languages

With deep roots in the Deaf community, we uphold the highest of communication access standards. Put us to the test.

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ACCESS PROMISE

We are firmly committed to being accountable for the outcome of our work – always. It’s the Access Promise. Learn more about why the Access Promise is important to us.

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Learn more about the heart of Access Interpreting and the story behind the principles that guide us.
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OUR SERVICES

Access Interpreting is a leading provider of sign language interpreting and CART services. While Washington D.C. is our homebase, we provide services across the United States.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING

Our sign language interpreters facilitate communication and convey all information to ensure all parties may fully communicate with each other. We also provide sign language interpreting services remotely through Access VRI (Video Remote Interpreting).

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CART SERVICES

(COMMUNICATION ACCESS REAL-TIME TRANSLATION)

Our CART services deliver near real-time transcription of spoken conversations into text captions, displayable on various devices. These services are provided on-site or remotely.

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WHO WE SERVE

Everyone. Our service providers work in various settings, but not limited to: medical facilities, academic institutions, federal agencies, technology companies, non-profit organizations and other commercial environments. With both on-site and remote sign language interpreting and CART, we are proud to offer services in all settings.

From higher education to K-12 institutions, Access Interpreting offers on-site and remote CART & sign language interpreting.

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With operations in the heart of the nation’s capital, Access Interpreting serves many government institutions. Learn more about how Access provides communication access to federal agencies.

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Whether it’s a hospital or dentist office, Access Interpreting provides sign language interpreting services to a wide range of medical institutions.

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Be it a meeting among engineers or the day-to-day operations of an organization that employs deaf individuals, Access Interpreting serves a wide variety of business environments.

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From weddings to birthday parties, Access Interpreting has skilled interpreters who can be there for you.

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The Access team still manages to have fun while social distancing! We use Jackbox to host a weekly game night and highly recommend it. Who do you think caught the most lies?

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Video Description: Mallory walks into frame and sits down at their swivel desk chair while taking a sip of water from their big green cup with straw. Mallory is a white person with blue glasses and brown hair. They are wearing a short sleeve black button up. They look at the camera and put down the cup looking surprised and begin signing.
Transcript: Hello! I didn't see you there! My name is Mallory Cross and I'm a Team Interpreter with AI. Since we've all been trying our hand at VRI and figuring out what works best, I've figured out my VRI essentials! WATER! *dance dance* I love water! Before I start interpreting I must fill up my cup with ice and water. I also have a second monitor here, so if I receive prep files I can display them for myself while interpreting, and sometimes a WebEx or Skype call means a shared screen to display a document or slides. The second monitor helps me see all the information displayed and my clients. For VRI work, I must be connected to ethernet. It's important to make sure my upload and download speeds are good to ensure my clients can see me clearly with no connection issues. Lastly, my candle. It smells so good but I'm not going to pick it up and show you, sorry! But it helps me stay calm during the day. What does your desk look like?
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We had a virtual graduation party for our spring interns last week! We also shared appreciation for our apprentice, Kaylee, who is moving on at the end of the month. In these uncertain times, we cherish still being able to see each other and laugh together.

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