American Sign Language

American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual spatial language that uses hand shapes, positions, movements, facial expressions, and body movements to convey meaning. ASL is an independent language that has its own grammar and syntax; it is not simply a manual version of English. There are many dialects of ASL just as there are in spoken languages and each requires a qualified interpreter to convey complete content and meaning. ASL is the native language of most members of the Deaf community and has become a vital means of communication for the US Government as the number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing employees, applicants, and visitors continues to grow. ALC’s ASL Department was created specifically to meet the communication needs of our customers. We are committed to providing high quality professional sign language services by employing interpreters who are nationally certified, have vast experience in the Community, and adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct. ALC’s services meet ADA requirements and eliminate the cultural barriers between the Deaf and Hearing communities.