Resource Guide: INTERPRETING
Last Updated; July 18, 2014
ASL4ALL's goal is to facilitate communication between a deaf interpreter, deaf and hard-of-hearing individual(s) and the sign language interpreter. We are committed to provide excellent and highly qualified services for all situations. The provision of interpreting services allows deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals full and equal access to communication.
Bangor Interpreting Agency
94 Pine Trail
Dedham, ME 04429
Nancy A. Ordway, Director
Bangor Interpreting Agency is an interpreting referral business providing services throughout the state of Maine. They provide professional, highly qualified, independently contracted freelance interpreter services for various venues including but not limited to: conferences, employee business and orientations, educational, vocational, medical, mental health and legal/law enforcement entities; AA/Al-Anon meetings, substance abuse treatment and religious settings. Interpreters referred by the Bangor Interpreting Agency maintain professional standards based on the Code of Ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and are licensed by the State of Maine. On-call 24 hour emergency interpreting services available.
Certified Interpreting - The Sign Language Network
P.O. Box 6500
Brunswick, ME 04011
Ruth Vigna, Co-Director
Victor Vigna, Co-Director
Website: Certified Interpreting - The Sign Language Network
Certified Interpreting - The Sign Language Network provides American Sign Language/English interpreting services in medical, legal, mental health, academic (pre-K-12 and post-secondary), government, corporate, and a variety of other settings, including the largest hospitals and hospital networks in Maine. Certified Interpreting works with over 75 certified and pre-certified interpreters in Maine who are licensed by the State and adhere to the principles outlined in the Code of Professional Conduct established by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Services are available to private and nonprofit organizations, state agencies, medical practices and hospitals, schools and education centers, corporations and small-businesses, legal practices and judicial centers, individuals and other entities. Certified Interpreting has been providing interpreting services throughout Maine since 1982 and is operated by nationally certified interpreters. Other services currently available: Emergency interpreting services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by prior agreement. Remote interpreting services are available using Video Interpreting Access (VIA). Please contact Certified Interpreting for information on these and other innovative services.
Certified Interpreting: MaineHealth Network
Stacey Bsullak, Coordinator
Joanne Weiss, Coordinator
Website: Certified Interpreting - The Sign Language Network
Certified Interpreting is the exclusive provider of comprehensive American Sign Language/English interpreting services for the largest entities within the MaineHealth Network, including Maine Medical Center, Spring Harbor Hospital, Mid Coast Hospital, Maine Medical Partners, and most affiliated locations. Such services are provided during business and after-hours time periods 24/7/365. A large number of qualified medical interpreters are exclusively available and coordinated to meet the varied needs in these medical and mental health settings. If services are anticipated at any of these hospital locations, contact the hospital department directly and request interpreting services. Please feel free to contact us via email with any questions or comments.
15 Jones Road
Somerville, Maine 04348
Deborah S. Myers established Kewl ASL, an innovative agency serving Central Maine, in February 2003. Kewl ASL opened in response to Deaf community needs. Our desire is to fill unmet needs in the Deaf community when they are expressed. We want culturally Deaf people to be fully involved in their community and we have the unique ability to provide services in a way that is Deaf culture-friendly.
Kewl ASL subcontracts and employs individuals qualified to provide a variety of interpreting, educational and vocational services. Because of the expanding range of services we provide, there is flexibility within the agency to satisfy more complex requests. We look forward to providing top quality services to all of our customers. To request services, please call, email or text us with the basic information and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We welcome your inquiries, comments and unusual requests!
Maine Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (Maine RID)
Maine RID President Email:MERIDpresident@gmail.com
Website: Maine Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (Maine RID)
An affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., the Maine RID is an organization of professional interpreters, interpreter trainers, students of interpreting, and consumers, both deaf and hearing. The focus of Maine RID is on interpreter skill-building, professional development, and statewide networking.
Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC
P.O. Box 843
Sanford, ME 04073
Website: Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711
Website: Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Individuals who are paid for providing interpreting services for deaf and hard-of-hearing people must be licensed with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation. To download an application to obtain a license as an interpreter for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, view the governing regulations, obtain information on licensing fees or contact the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, please visit the website address. Clicking "Licensee search" on the right-hand side of the website (under "About this Program") will bring you to a page that will allow you to search by the licensee's name, license number, town, city or county. If you do not find the individual you are looking for, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pine Tree Society - Interpreting Services
71 US Route 1, Suite B
Scarborough, ME 04074
Doug Newton, Program Director
Website: Pine Tree Society - Interpreting Services
Pine Tree Society's Interpreting Services has been offering sign language interpreting services and Deaf culture trainings throughout Maine since 1976. Interpreting Services is a program of Pine Tree Society, a non-profit organization that has been serving Maine people since 1936.
In addition to general sign language interpreting, the program offers a statewide emergency sign language interpreting service during non-business hours, widely used by hospitals, mental health and legal agencies. The program's innovative Video Remote Interpreting allows interpreters to provide services remotely with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology. This service increases access to sign language interpreters in a way that is cost-effective for our customers.
Professional Interpreting, Inc.
14 Torrey Street
Portland, ME 04103
Kris Bracklow, Director
Website: Professional Interpreting, Inc.
Professional Interpreting, Inc. provides American Sign Language (ASL and PSE) interpreting services in all settings throughout the state of Maine. This includes staff meetings, workshops, conferences, on-the-job training, mental health counseling, educational, medical, legal, oral and deaf-blind interpreting. All interpreters are licensed to work in Maine. All interpreters are nationally certified or working toward national certification. All interpreters closely follow the Code of Ethics from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
Sign Language Interpreting Plus (SLIP)
15 Beaumont Street
Portland, ME 04103
Mary Mackay, C.T., SC:L
207-615-1448 (V cell accepts text messaging)
State licensed and nationally certified. Schedule is flexible to accommodate most “last minute” requests. Expertise in medical, mental health and legal. Please use cell phone if request is last minute or urgent.