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Interpreting Services (GIS)

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The mission of GIS is to provide comprehensive information access through exemplary interpreting services. Since 1990, the highest commitment of GIS is to meet the interpreting needs of the Gallaudet University community.  Additionally, GIS is committed to being a model of interpreting excellence both locally and nationwide.  With commitment, professionalism, experience and a strong sense of customer service, GIS provides more than 80,000 hours of interpreting services annually.

GIS has certified professionals to work in a wide array of settings which include:

  • Classrooms
  • Conferences
  • Banquets
  • Legal appointments
  • Video interpreting
  • Business meetings
  • Job interviews
  • Workshops
  • Internships
  • Medical appointments  

Although GIS is primarily a campus resource, we also provide interpreting services to the external community, including services to students attending the Washington area consortium of universities, for internships, and for other activities in the immediate Washington metropolitan area. GIS also provides workshops on a variety of topics and provides mentoring, training, and supervision to practicum and intern interpreting students and freelance interpreters.

GIS provide professional interpreting services to students, faculty, staff and teachers for Gallaudet-sponsored events as requested.  Services provided by GIS are as follows:

  • Close-vision interpreting
  • Tactile interpreting
  • American Sign Language interpreting
  • Spoken English interpreting
  • Captioning
  • International interpreting
  • Cued Speech transliterating
  • External Community interpreting
  • Transcription services
  • Mentoring to interpreting students
  • Workshops and trainings 

If you want to request an interpreter through GIS, please check with the relevant campus department to make this request. We also welcome your direct feedback and preferences regarding your interpreting services on campus. Contact us for more information at or (202) 651-5199 (VP/V). 

The GIS offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to working with you!

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