Interpreting

For more than 30 years, HASA has been connecting individuals by scheduling reliable, high quality interpreting services. 

              

CIRS (Centralized Interpreter Referral Service) is a leading provider of American Sign Language and oral interpreters in Maryland. HASA’s CIRS Interpreting staff are known throughout the state for their understanding and respect for the Deaf community and for their excellent and careful matching of “the right” interpreter for the scheduled situation. Our clients appreciate our nonprofit status and reasonable rates. CIRS interpreters are available to individuals, organizations, and corporations around the clock, every day of the year by calling 410.318.6780 or cirsrep@hasa.org.

Interpreters serve as effective facilitators of communication by rendering the message faithfully and conveying both the content and the spirit of the participants’ speech. The role of the interpreter is not that of consultant, advocate, sign-language instructor, or expert on Deaf culture. CIRS interpreters make a formal commitment to abide by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Ethics, to keep assignment-related information confidential, and to refrain from interjecting personal opinions or influence. CIRS interpreters are either certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or have credentials from CIRS. Interpreters are assigned by skill level, type of sign language needed, gender preferred or other requested qualifications for each situation.

HASAHarry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 410.318.6780