This page was last updated: January 2, 2024
About Us
Welcome to  Interpreting Solutions, LLC,  providing professional interpreting services to the deaf 
and hard of hearing community in and around the KC metro area.   All Interpreters working 
for Interpreting Solutions, LLC must abide by the Interpreter's Code of Ethics that stresses
 confidentiality, impartiality and integrity.   

What is a Sign Language Interpreter?
Interpreters translate what is said verbally, matching the deaf person's mode of communication. In turn, the interpreter will translate into spoken English what the deaf person is signing. While some deaf or hard of hearing people are accomplished lip-readers, they often still require the services of an interpreter who complements the verbally delivered message with sign. 

When is it appropriate to hire a sign language interpreter?
Whenever clear communication is required between Deaf and hearing people, Interpreters may be used.  Sometimes more than one interpreter is required, especially if an assignment is particularly long or the information contained is very detailed.  Some examples of when to hire an interpreter would include: 

     Staff Meetings 
     Job Training 
     Religious Settings 
     Educational Settings 
     Social Service Appointments 
     Job Interviews 
     Medical/Dental Appointments, including Emergercies 
     Counselling, including Mental Health 
     Theatrical Performances 
     Legal Appointments, including Court Room 

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 recognizes that people who are deaf are entitled to enjoy equal access to information. This access is outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), effective January 26, 1992. Under Title III, Section 36.303, the ADA guarantees a deaf person's right to use a qualified interpreter (also defined as an auxiliary aid) or other accommodations to receive equal benefits.   To read more about the ADA, click the ADA link on the left.

Why is it Important to Hire a Qualified Interpreter?
While a person who 'knows sign language' can generally converse with deaf people, qualified interpreters can deliver the translation smoothly, accurately, and impartially, adjusting to specialized terminology. Interpreters will say everything that is signed, and sign everything that is spoken. They will not add to, edit, or censor the conversation. 
Code of Ethics
Interpreter Levels
                    voice: 913-980-4120     
email: [email protected]

To schedule an interpreter, please call 913-980-4120 
or email: [email protected]