Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
We’ve got roots in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Why is this important? Because supporting our Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations goes well beyond just staffing the next assignment. Our in-house Deaf leadership naturally has an authentic understanding of what is required to best provide services to the community. It’s that understanding that enables Ad Astra to create inroads to a community and keep clients happy.
Language. Diversity. Culture. Community.
What are Ad Astra’s Deaf/HoH Services?
Deaf and Hard of Hearing services are considered a category of service. Within this category falls a plethora of services used to support our Deaf communities such as comprehensive Sign Language support, expert Transcription services, Oral Transliterators (Cued Speech), Captioning and Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) Services.
Sign Language in North America is almost synonymous with ASL, so if you’re looking for American Sign Language Services, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Click here to see our ASL Services.
It should be noted that depending where your Signed Language requirement may be, ASL may not be the appropriate option for you. You may require other dialects of Sign Language.
Many people do not realize it’s estimated there between 150-300 Sign Language dialects used around the world.
Click on any one of the services to learn more about them.
How do we provide premium Deaf/HoH Services?
We bring extra care to how we vet the sign language interpreters we assign for your important appointments through two key components.
The first being linguistic competency. Is the interpreter up to the technical linguistic proficiency for your particular subject matter whether academic, health, or even media relations? We confirm all of our ASL interpreters’ credentials, certifications, educational backgrounds and linguistic aptitudes to ensure they are up to the task for your unique needs.
Secondly, we ensure that the interpreter we choose is culturally competent to guarantee that the communication to the audience is native. Selecting the incorrect interpretation talent can have damaging effects and lead to a client feeling disrespected, isolated or unwilling to communicate due to a lack of trust. It is paramount that we learn as many details as possible about your location or the background of the client to ensure we find the perfect interpreter.
What’s more? If we’re unable to find a suitable resource, which has almost never happened, we’ll tell you. Simple as that. We’d much rather you be better served, than have it reflect poorly on you, your company or event… and us.
Ad Astra’s specialized ASL/CDI Media Team
Ad Astra has put together a stellar collection of ASL talent composed of media specialized resources.
What does this mean? Simply that our resources are familiar with the requirements of media presence and best practices.
If you’d like to know more, please reach out to us.
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