Interpreting Services

Interpreting Services

Knoxville Center of the Deaf is all about connecting people. Facilitating communication between Deaf people and hearing people is our business…and nobody does it better!


How to use interpreters?

  1. Interpreter comes to your office/ clinic/ business/ education/ church/ court or other location.
  2. Interpreter facilitates communication between hearing and Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and DeafDiabled people for meeting, appointment, interview, and services.
  3. Everyone gets equal access to information.


If you have a need to communicate with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and DeafDisabled people, you need an interpreter or other appropriate accommodation.


  1. On site service will send you an interpreter to your location.
  2. An interpreter on location will circumvent any barriers due to technology glitches.
  3. Video Remote Interpreter (VRI) is available upon request.
  4. A team interpreting is required for 1 hour or longer appointment of any kind. A team interpreting consists of two interpreters.
  5. A Deaf Interpreter is a specialist who provides interpreting, translation, and transliteration services in American Sign Language and other visual and tactual communication forms used by individuals who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind. As a Deaf person, the Deaf Interpreter starts with a distinct set of formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enables nuanced comprehension and interaction in a wide range of visual language and communication forms influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, class, and physical, cognitive, and mental health. These experiences coupled with professional training give the Deaf interpreter the ability to successfully communicate across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk. Use of a Deaf Interpreter enables a level of linguistic and cultural bridging that is often not possible when hearing ASL-English interpreters work alone.
  6. Typewell Services (TBD)