Steel City Interpreters IS THE ONLY agency to require all of its American Sign Language interpreters and transliterators to maintain RID national certification and or level IV or V NAD national certification, thus eliminating ridiculous cost for ASL college students or friends of Deaf people to misrepresent themselves as American Sign Language Interpreters. The penitently posed on such misleading interpreters can be and is not limited to:
** Unlawful practice. – of an individual who violates this section commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $300 or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, for a first violation. An individual who is convicted of a subsequent violation of this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $1,000 or to serve a term of imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.
This makes us the only area agency requiring national certification for all ASL interpreters/transliterators and guarantees that you will receive services only from professionals that have proven proficiency.
Using Steel City Interpreters for your ASL interpreting/transliterating needs means that you will always be compliant with current federal and state mandates without worry of law suits and unnecessary dealings with the Office of Deaf and Hard and Hearing.