Interpreter Services

Our interpreters are certified, qualified and ready to serve your client, patient, students and more. If you are needing to schedule an interpreter please  contact irp@tsha.cc or call our 24/7 Emergency Interpreter hotline at (888) 311-3523.

How To Request an Interpreter

Do you need to request an interpreter? TSHA provides sign language interpreters for all of Oklahoma. Requesting a sign language interpreter through TSHA’s Interpreter Services is simple. Allow us to assist you in your efforts to provide the legally required appropriate accommodations. Click the button below to request an interpreter by email!

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS FOR YOUR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CONSUMERS

Providing qualified sign language interpreters for all of Oklahoma. Call today for:

  • On-site sign language interpretation

Our highly qualified interpreters specialize in the following areas:

  • Conferences, Seminars, and Conventions
  • Legal settings and Court sessions
  • Business meetings, Trainings, and Workshops
  • Medical and Dental appointments/Surgery
  • Mental Health and Counseling
  • Employment situations
  • Political events
  • Entertainment venues
  • Religious settings (Church services, Weddings, Funerals, Retreats)

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sign language interpreter FAQ

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What is a professional sign language interpreter?
A professional sign language interpreter is someone who:
  • Has passed an Interpreter Certification exam, either nationally or state
  • Is bound by the Code of Professional Conduct (national certification) or the Code of Ethics (state certification)
  • Is required to do yearly continuing education
  • Maintains strict client and customer confidentiality
What does a sign language interpreter do?
A professional sign language interpreter will:
  • Come to your physical location or work with you remotely through the internet
  • Will sign everything that is spoken
  • Will speak everything that is signed
  • Will provide culturally correct interpreting
Why should I hire an interpreter?
  • Interpreters make communication quick and smooth
  • Interpreters make communication clear and unambiguous
  • Interpreters allow hearing and deaf people to communicate using their native languages
  • Interpreters protect you from miscommunication and resulting legal liability
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public entities to provide accessible communication for deaf people
  • Read a concise explanation of the ADA, Title III as it applies to business.
Are interpreting services free?

No, services are not free. There is a cost to hire an interpreter. However, the government does, in some instances, offer tax incentives to help cover the cost of sign language interpreters.

How do I request a sign language interpreter?

Call TSHA Interpreting Services: 888.311.3523 or 918.832.8742 or email irp@tsha.cc.

HOW TO RECEIVE INTERPRETER SERVICES

Becoming a TSHA Interpreting Services customer is quick and easy. Here’s what you do:

Call or e-mail TSHA scheduling staff to schedule an interpreter:

If this is your first time to work with TSHA, staff will e-mail you a “Terms of Services Agreement.” This document is NOT a contract. It does not obligate your office to use TSHA’s services. It explains TSHA’s rates and policies and by signing it, you provide TSHA with proof that you have read/understood and agree to pay the listed rate for interpreting services.

  • Scan the agreement back into your computer and e-mail the signed copy to irp@tsha.cc.
  • If you don’t want to scan, you may also fax your agreement to Attention: Lisa Daniels at 918.834.4329. 

TSHA offers interpreting services 24/7. Once you are an established customer, you can call/email/fax to schedule an interpreter. 

Frequently Asked Question

Does signing the “Terms of Services Agreement” obligate me to schedule a TSHA interpreter for an appointment?

No. Signing the terms of services agreement does not obligate you to call TSHA for a current or future appointment. Signing the agreement allows TSHA to create a customer file for you. When you decide to schedule at an interpreter, you are already in TSHA’s system and can simply request one.

Do I need to return the signed “Terms of Services Agreement” to TSHA before the service date?

Yes. TSHA needs to have your signed “Terms of Services Agreement” on file prior to the date for which you are requesting services. Staff cannot schedule an interpreter for your appointment without the signed agreement.

Does TSHA require customers to sign a new “Terms of Services Agreement” every year?

No. You only need to sign the “Terms of Services Agreement” when you first become a customer. We do not require customers to sign new paperwork every year. However, since personnel and locations change, you will occasionally be asked to update your agreement.