Resource Guide: INTERPRETING

Last Updated; July 8, 2024


For State of Maine departments and agencies: Master Agreements with providers and the State of Maine were made to provide American Sign Language Interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting, statewide, in all State of Maine departments. American Sign Language Interpreting

ASL Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) - Sign Language USA

PO Box 1246
McLean, VA 22101
Jeff Ingram VRI Director
703-628-5472 (V)
240-753-6941 (VP)
Website: SLUSA

On-Demand ASL interpreters 24/7/365. Interpreters can be reached using any computer, laptop, or tablet (Android and Ipad/Apple). Account setup is fast and easy, just use any of the contact information above (email preferred). Sign Language USA was established in 1984 by a Gallaudet professor and is managed by both Deaf and children of Deaf adults (CODA) staff.

Bangor Chinese School - ASL Interpreting Services (24/7)

5 Woodview Drive
Bangor, ME 04011
Jing Zhang, Director
Suzhong Tian, Co-Director
207-992-8880 (Cell)
207-992-8881 (Cell)
Website: Bangor Chinese School

24/7 on-site and remotely medical organizations, educational systems, law enforcement agencies, business, and court interpreting services, including ASL interpreting services, and documents translation. Bangor Chinese School has been providing such professional interpreting services statewide for more than years with state licensed and nationally certified interpreters.

Kewl ASL

Danielle Perfetto
349 Cushing Road
Friendship, ME 04547
207-240-1390 (V)

Kewl ASL subcontracts with individuals who are qualified to provide a variety of interpreting, including educational interpreting services. Because of the 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!

Language Partners

420 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 523-2700
Website: Language Partners

Since 1997, Language Partners has stood as a trusted provider of professional interpreting services throughout Maine. We pride ourselves on offering round-the-clock on-site, pre-scheduled remote and on-demand ASL interpreting services. With over four decades of experience, the Language Partners, Deaf/hard-of-hearing team, possesses a profound understanding of the Deaf community. Our commitment to serving our customers is guided by decades of expertise and an unwavering passion for our work.

Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC

P.O. Box 843
Sanford, ME 04073
207-651-3146 (V/Text)
207-805-7836 (VP)
Website: Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC

Please Note:
We process requests from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (EST). Any requests received through our website, email, or phone messages after 5:00 p.m. will be processed on the following business day. At this point in time, we do not offer on-call emergency overnight services unless we are contacted before 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Pine Tree Society - Interpreting Services

71 US Route 1, Suite B
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-386-5971 (V)
207-510-4647 (VP)
885-0076 (FAX)
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.


Maine Sign Language Interpreting Committee (MeSLIC)

The Maine Sign Language Interpreting Committee under the Maine Association of the Deaf (MeAD) serves as a committee for Deaf/hard-of-hearing/hearing interpreters to build community, skills, and discuss the work of interpreting in the state of Maine. Through the partnership between MeAD and MeSLIC, Deaf/hard-of-hearing/hearing stakeholders can participate in discussions about interpreting in the state of Maine. Any and all interpreters are welcome to join the committee through membership with MeAD.

MeSLIC Committee Chairs 2023: Melinda Stamp and Amy Richardson

MeSLIC Interpreter Continuing Education Sponsor

Website: Maine Terp

National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

Website: National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

To Find National Members:
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Maine RID is not an interpreter referral agency. Please contact the interpreting agencies listed.

Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation

35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711
624-8603 (V)
624-8637 (FAX)

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.