May 27, 2009
New Mexico Now Has a Choice in Interpreting Services
We Interpret.Net a Sign Language Interpreting agency
based in Maryland, is opening an office in Albuquerque, NM. Citizens of New
Mexico now have a choice in interpreting. The agency has hired local, nationally
certified interpreters to manage the office and provide interpreting as needed.
The agency will give graduates of interpreting programs throughout the state of
New Mexico new employment options.
Albuquerque, New Mexico - May 27, 2009 - We Interpret.Net has signed a contract leasing office space at 6100 Seagull St. NE Suite B105 (Seagull Office Plaza) in Albuquerque, NM. We Interpret.Net along with is partner company, We Interpret Linked, both located in the state of Maryland has been providing Sign Language Interpreting services since 1996 primarily on the East Coast. This new addition will allow the company to continue to expand into the western portions of the United States while supporting its operation with extended office hours. We Interpret.Net is also an approved sponsor for Continuing Education Credits through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. In addition to the office staff, full time interpreters, both Deaf and Hearing, will be hired. Individuals who would like to sub contract to provide Interpreting services are encouraged to register at www.WeInterpret.Net.
Appropriate communication methods vary by individual and We Interpret.Net can provide interpreters skilled in American Sign Language, Signed English, The Rochester Method, Cued Speech, Oral Interpretation and Tactile Methods for the Deaf/Blind individuals. In specific areas of New Mexico interpreters are in short supply. In addition to the on-site interpreters who will be directed from this office, there is a call center in Owings Mills, Maryland to provide Video Interpreting in the rural parts of the state. “Managers who are also certified interpreters, allow the agency to respond to every request with qualified interpreters even on the busiest of days or during the overnight and weekend hours.” Stated Deb McKerrow, Director of Interpreting Services, New Mexico- WeInterpret.Net.
Maryland Interpreting Services, a Maryland corporation doing business as WeInterpret.Net and WeInterpretLinked was established in 1996. Since its establishment, it has provided some 6 million hours of interpreting services to some 900 customers through offices in Utah, Virginia, Maryland and New Mexico. Staff Interpreters and Independent Sub-Contractors numbering over 1000 provide
On-Site (www.WeInterpret.Net) and Video Remote Interpreting. (www.WeInterpretLinked.com)
About Video Remote Interpreting
IP based video and audio communication technology allows an interpreter in a call center to be seen and heard at a remote site wherever business interactions occur between Deaf and Hearing persons. A light-weight, portable Video Phone is required at the business site and at the call center interpreter work station. High speed Internet service is required at both sites as well.