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Interpreting & Transliterating Services

NVRC is excited to offer our interpreting and transliterating program as an enhancement to the services we provide.Since 1988, NVRC has been empowering deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement.

In response to consumer feedback, we have created this new program which will focus on affordable communication support for area residents and their families.Proceeds of the interpreting services program will go back to services for the community.

NVRC will be able to work with low-income individuals and other non-profit organizations by providing low-cost interpreting and transliterating services.                                                        

To request services call 703-865-4444

OR Email requests@nvrc.org

Cost &
Policies

IMPORTANT – Please Read the Following Terms of Service

Acceptance: NVRC works to ensure that you receive the best services to meet your communication needs. Should you be dissatisfied with services rendered, you must provide written notice to NVRC within three business days upon the completion of the assignment.

Invoicing / Billing: NVRC accepts the following payment methods: Checks and PayPal.  If you need to pay another way please call 703-865-4444 and we will work with you. All clients will be responsible for ensuring payment occurs within 30 days of receipt of invoice. Accounts that are more than 60 days old will incur  5{31ab897a4370feb218155abc15d7b38f5bba01528a749bd66fe114ec092a63fc} interest for every 30 days of delinquency until the invoice is paid in full.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made in writing to -  interpreters@nvrc.org.
Any cancellation not made with two full business days notice will be billed in full. 

Number of Interpreters: Any assignment of more than one and a half hours may require two interpreters depending on content of assignment and other factors. 

Interpreting and Transliterating Services – Price Agreement 

*Services are billed at a two hour minimum. 

**Price is per interpreter

General Services ** EmergencyServices **
Assignments with more than two (2) full business days’ notice Assignments with less than two (2) full business days’ notice
$95.00 per hour * $130.00 per hour *

*All services are billed at a two-hour minimum and are per interpreter.

To request services call 703-865-4444 or by Email to:   requests@nvrc.org

Where
We Work

Our interpreters and transliterators come from diverse backgrounds and experiences allowing us to serve a variety of needs.  NVRC can provide interpreters and transliterators in the following settings:

  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Legal
  • Private Businesses
  • Federal and Local Government
  • Social Service
  • Performing Arts
  • Education

We work with a variety of consumers who may need specialized services such as:

  • DeafBlind Interpreting
  • Tactile Interpreting
  • Close-Vision Interpreting
  • Cued Language Transliteration
  • Oral Transliteration

ASL
Interpreting

Sign language interpreting makes communication possible between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who can hear.  Interpreting is a complex process that requires a high degree of linguistic, cognitive and technical skills in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign language interpreting, like spoken language interpreting, involves more than simply replacing a word of spoken English with a signed representation of that English word.  ASL has its own grammatical rules, sentence structure and cultural nuances.  Interpreters must thoroughly understand the subject matter in which they work so that they are able to convert information from one language, known as the source language, into another, known as the target language.

In addition, interpretations can incorporate cultural information associated with the languages used.  For more information goto: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

Cued Speech
Transliteration

Cued Speech is a mode of communication based on the phonemes and properties of traditionally spoken languages. Cueing allows users who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have language/communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.
(taken from the National Cued Speech Association’s website)

More
Resources

Communication
Access Fund

NVRC is pleased to announce the creation of our "Communication Access Fund". The fund provides organizations and low income individuals with CART services and Sign Language Interpreters on a sliding scale. Backed by donations, this fund provides support to ensure the Deaf and hard of hearing Community of Northern Virginia have interpreters or CART when needed. (Donations to this fund are tax deductible.)

Learn More . . . and Donate to Communication Access Fund