QuickCaption has a dedicated department that focuses on providing American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English interpretation services. This department is designed to take into account the special nuances associated with providing these valuable services, and works closely with each customer to ensure satisfaction. We adhere to the highest industry standards when providing services.
Whether you require consecutive or simultaneous ASL or ASL and CART services, we will provide you with a professional, high-quality and cost-effective solution.
QuickCaption utilizes certified National Association for the Deaf (NAD) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) interpreters locally, regionally, and nationally to assure the proper match between its clients, its assignments and the assigned interpreter(s). All of our distinguished professionals adhere to a national Code of Professional Conduct. You can count on quality when working with QuickCaption’s team of professionals.
QuickCaption is highly respected for its ability to schedule interpreters with specialty interpreting skills and knowledge.
These areas include:
- Mental Health
- Governmental Services
- Community Services
- Cultural Arts
- Performing Arts
- Educational: pre-school and elementary
- Educational: Secondary
- Educational: Post-secondary
- Personal Interpreting Services
Why Choose QuickCaption?
- Dedicated professionals in your area
- Unique requests valued and honored
- Last-minute and emergency requests welcomed
- Skilled, professional and reliable interpreters
- Long- and short-term assignments
- Not one of the nation’s largest sign language interpreting companies, but certainly one of the most committed!
What is ASL?
ASL is American Sign Language, a language that communicates through the use of hand signs, accompanied by facial expressions, body movement, and overall body language. ASL is the primary language of deaf communities in the United States. And similar to many spoken languages, ASL contains regional variations throughout the United States.
The Difference between ASL and Signed English
ASL and Signed English are not the same language. Signed English tends to closely reflect English language grammar, while ASL does not. This main difference is apparent in the word order and sentence structure of the two languages. A typical ASL sentence would be grammatically incorrect if translated into English. These differences are well understood by our interpreters. Having a strong command of both ASL and English ensures a quality interpretation that you can count on.
Tri-lingual ASL Interpretation Services
Tri-lingual ASL interpretation services are becoming ever more important. Tri-lingual interpretation involves interpreting ASL to and from more than one spoken language. In other words, the interpreter is fluent in ASL and more than one spoken language. This service is particularly common in areas that have a high Spanish-speaking population, where having two separate ASL interpreters (one for English and one for Spanish) is not convenient nor cost-effective.
ASL Interpretation Rates and Pricing
QuickCaption provides competitively priced ASL and Signed English services, while maintaining the high level of quality that clients expect. ASL services are normally priced per hour per interpreter, with a minimum number of assignment hours per day. Given the physical demands related to performing ASL and sign language services, it is often necessary to work in teams of two to allow each interpreter to rest and thus ensure quality. Having teams for intense or longer sessions not only guarantees a higher quality interpretation but may also be required to ensure the well-being of the interpreter.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like a free quote for services. The following information is helpful when requesting a quote:
Type of event
Date and times of the event
Location of event
Frequency and duration of event
Number of attendees utilizing ASL interpreting services during event
Special terminology involved in event
Any specific, unique requests with regards to the event