Due to the impact of COVID-19 in our area, and in alignment with the University's seven guiding principles in response to this pandemic, GIS has moved to remote operations and service provision.  During this time we are temporarily offering the following services, with a focus on Gallaudet University requests.  We are not currently accepting requests from entities not affiliated with Gallaudet University.

  • Synchronous live interpreting through video conferencing platforms: 
    • ASL to close vision
    • English to ASL
    • ASL to English
    • ASL to English with captions
  • Asynchronous interpreting:
    • Written English transcription of an ASL video source
    • Spoken English interpretation of an ASL video source
    • ASL interpretation of a spoken English video source
    • ASL translation of English text source (in limited situations)
  • Other Services: 
    • Intralingual support for Emerging Signers
    • Captions for spoken English video source
    • In-person interpreting (on a limited basis and by approval only)
    • Emergency/DPS interpreting

For approved requesters:  bisonterp.usked.com

For Faculty working with interpreters:  https://sites.google.com/ gallaudet.edu/gis-info-for- faculty

Tech support for interpreters:  https://sites.google.com/ gallaudet.edu/gis-remote-work

Gallaudet Interpreting Service Information

GIS is a renowned interpreting agency serving the Gallaudet community and the general Washington DC metropolitan area. GIS provides thousands of hours of interpreting services each year to the Gallaudet community and beyond.

Gallaudet University is committed to providing effective and high quality communication access services for all of its community members. Gallaudet students are encouraged to request communication access services for their classes that best fit their needs. For more information about the types of access provided in the classroom, see  GIS STUDENT ACCESS SERVICES.

The team of GIS interpreters serving the Gallaudet campus are experienced and nationally certified. These professionals work in a variety of settings including classrooms, conferences, banquets, administrative meetings, job interviews and workshops. Interpreters interested in being a part of the GIS team may apply to be screened for on campus work by completing an  INTERPERTER APPLICATION. There are additional opportunities for Interpreters to work off campus in community settings, internships, and at the Clerc Center. Interpreters may apply at this same link for these opportunities.

In addition to providing interpreting services, GIS is committed to advancing the interpreting profession as a whole and the individual skills of GIS interpreters and the GIS scheduling team to better serve our clients through a variety of PROGRAMS SERVICES AND WORKSHOPS.

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