Communication barriers should be considered in the effort to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability.
Interpreters: It is the obligation of the Committee or the Senate office to pay for communications accommodations for constituents. Congressional Special Services can help the Committees by providing lists of names and other providers in addition to the following. If an interpreter is required, there are several options, but be sure to provide one week notice. Please be aware that outside communication accommodations services should be certified and must be paid with office budget.
The Congressional Special Services Office (202) 224‐4048 can also provide a list of local interpreting service providers for state and district offices.
Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS)
Ph: (202) 651‐5199
Sign Language Associates (SLA)
Ph: (301) 946‐9710
Visual Language Interpreting (VLI)
Ph: (202) 464‐6800
Partners in Sign
Ph: (202) 638‐5630