Coordinating Interpreting Services

Who is responsible for paying for interpreting services?

DCS provides interpreters on a fee-for-services basis. Whether you belong to a private business, government program, or a nonprofit agency, your organization is responsible for arranging and covering the cost of interpreting services. The cost to provide sign language interpreters may be tax deductible as a business expense. By choosing DCS interpreters, you are helping to support services to the deaf community.

When do I need more than one interpreter?

More than one interpreter may be necessary to ensure effective communication. Typically, any appointment with continuous interpreting lasting longer than 75 minutes will require more than one interpreter. Overextending an interpreter can lead to adverse results such as: miscommunication, physical injury, and diminished quality of interpreting. Our coordinating staff will work closely with you to make sure the services provided are both appropriate and cost effective.

How do I pay for services?

Once an agreement is signed and submitted by an authorized representative, DCS will provide interpreters upon request. There is no need to pay the interpreter directly as invoices will be submitted after services have been provided. Convenient payment options including cash, check, money order, and credit card are available!