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We are committed to providing world-class professional interpreting for ISD students, parents, and staff members. We also procure foreign language interpretation and certified Deaf interpreters as needed for activities at ISD. Please review the information on our department and contact our office with any concerns, or questions about the interpreting process, best practices, or to receive interpreting resources. 

Email:

ASL - interpreters@isd.k12.in.us

Spanish - spanishtranslations@isd.k12.in.us

Interpreting Services Office

ISD  Interpreting Services strives to provide consistent, high quality interpreting services within the bilingual and bicultural school environment so that everyone can be seen, heard and understood.

 

The Interpreting Services Office is committed to providing interpreting for ISD students, families, and staff members. The interpreting services office also provides foreign language interpreters, certified deaf interpreters and translates documents as needed. Contact us for information about the interpreting process and best practices, community resources, and advocacy.

Email:

ASL - interpreters@isd.k12.in.us

Spanish - spanishtranslations@isd.k12.in.us

ASL Interpreter
Carrie Martin
Carrie Martin

Carrie Martin grew up in the Indianapolis area and initially started her career as a deaf educator.  Her love of ASL and connection with the Deaf community led her to a new career as an interpreter and she became nationally certified in 2007.  After doing freelance work for several years and video relay interpreting, she became a full-time staff interpreter at the Indiana School for the Deaf.

ASL Interpreter
Chazz Middlebrook
Chazz Middlebrook

Chazz Middlebrook is a CODA from the central Illinois area, where he graduated from MacMurray College’s American Sign Language interpreting program. His career started when he moved here from Germany after playing professional football overseas. He moved here in 2019 where he started working as a video relay interpreter as well as a paraprofessional for two years until he was brought on as a staff interpreter at ISD. In his free time, Chazz likes to partake in activities such as working out, recreational sports, and going to sporting events such as Pacers and Colts games.

ASL Interpreter
Christina Dixon
Christina Dixon

Christina Dixon grew up in Southern California where she was initially exposed to ASL and the Deaf community. She is an alumna of the Sign Language Interpreting program at Bethel College. She moved to Indianapolis in 2015 where she worked as a freelance ASL interpreter before becoming nationally certified in 2016.  In 2018 she joined the Interpreting Services Department at ISD as a staff interpreter.  In her free time, Christina enjoys baking, reading, and walking trails with her rescue pup, Matilda.

ASL Interpreter
Eric O'Dell
Eric O'Dell

Eric O’Dell is a fourth-generation Hoosier, hailing from the Indianapolis suburb, Noblesville.  Eric was introduced to the Deaf community through ASL classes at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, through friendships with CODAs, and his long-time involvement at Creekside Ministries.  He graduated with an interpretation degree from Gallaudet University in 2013.  He worked as a video relay interpreter and freelance community interpreter until he became a staff interpreter at ISD in 2017.  When not working, Eric enjoys playing with his dog, being with family, making art, and doing various outdoor activities.

ASL Interpreter
Kydnal Gonzalez
Kydnal Gonzalez

Kyndal is a native Hoosier and graduate of Bethel College’s Interpreter Training Program.  Kyndal is both BEI and NIC certified. Upon graduation, she worked with the Deaf community as a staff interpreter at an interpreting agency in Dallas.  She then moved to Illinois with her family and served as a staff interpreter in an educational co-op and as a freelance interpreter in the community.  She returned to Indiana with her family in 2016 and has been working at ISD as a staff interpreter ever since.  She has also worked in the community and as a VRS interpreter while in Indianapolis. Kyndal resides in Indianapolis with her husband and children.

Spanish Translator
Raymundo Gonzalez
Raymundo Gonzalez

Raymundo was born and raised in Mexico.  He is a Bethel College graduate and has served the Spanish-speaking community since 2006.  He played professional soccer while in Mexico and collegiate soccer while at Bethel.  Upon graduation, he has served on Young Life staff, as a college-level and youth-level soccer coach, and has served as the Spanish translator/interpreter at ISD since 2017. Raymundo also currently works at a local youth soccer organization as a full-time soccer coach and is the director of the high school age group. Raymundo resides in Indianapolis with his wife and children.

INTERPRETING WORKSHOP

Register Now! Please print, email, and attach the form to interpreters@isd.k12.in.us.

Questions? Send an email to interpreters@isd.k12.in.us

GETTING AN INTERPRETER

AT ISD

Many campus events have ASL/English or foreign spoken language interpreters present. Want to attend an event at ISD and want to ensure you have access? Contact the school secretary:

Elementary and ECE, Scott Tilson - stilson@isd.k12.in.us

Middle School, Felicia Hubbard - fhubbard@isd.k12.in.us

High School, Melissa Ward - mward@isd.k12.in.us

IN THE COMMUNITY

There are federal laws that require local businesses, medical facilities, courts, government, and other services provided to the public, to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Steps to request an ASL Interpreter in the Community:

1. As early as possible, tell the organization that an ASL interpreter is needed.

2. Be ready to provide names of agencies to the organization. Often hiring interpreters is a new experience for them and it will make the process much easier if you have the information ready.

3. Find an interpreting agency in your area.

If the organization will not provide an interpreter, here are steps you can take to make sure you get an interpreter for your child.

1. Share information about the ADA with the organization.

Titles of the ADA

Employment (title I)

State & Local Government (title II)

Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities (title III)

2. Reach out to a local interpreting agency or ISD Interpreting Services interpreters@isd.k12.in.us for assistance in advocating for you with the organization.

Family Events:

Some interpreting agencies will have a special fund to pay for interpreters for private family events/gatherings such as weddings, baby showers, etc. Reach out to your local agency to see if they have funding available for family events.

INTERPRETING AGENCIES IN INDIANA

*Agencies with an asterisk indicate that ISD has use utilized services at these agencies in the past.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Area

*Deaf Community Services (DCS)

Voice: (317) 479-3240 VP: (317) 542-3370

E-mail: dcsterps@eastersealscrossroads.org http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/deaf-community-services

*LTC Language Solutions

Voice: (317) 578-457 VP: (317) 288-3706

E-Mail: interpreting@ltcls.com https://ltclanguagesolutions.com/

*LUNA Language Services

Voice: (317) 341-4137

E-mail: info@luna360.com

*Sharp-Eyed Group, LLC

TEXT/Voice: (317) 759-DEAF (3323)

VP: (317) 608-0397

E-mail: Getinterpreter@sharpeyed.org or info@sharpeyed.org http://www.sharpeyed.org/home/html

CPI Incorporated

Voice/TTY: (317) 244-9031

E-mail: cpi.inc@juno.com

Indy Translations

Voice: (317) 566-8200 http://www.indytranslations.com

Interpreter Network Reaching Indiana Coordinator: Nita Starkey-Warren

Cell Phone: (765) 206-1392

E-mail: inriterps@gmail.com

 

Midwest Language Services, LLC

Email: info@midwestlanguageservices.com

https://www.midwestlanguageservices.com

Phone number: (317) 296-7997

Purple

Voice: 317-300-5636

Email: purpleindy@purple.us

signlanguage.com

 

SRK Interpreting Service

Voice: (317) 496-8702

E-Mail: srkterp@yahoo.com

Northern Indiana

*Community Services with All Deaf (CSAD), Granger

Voice: (574) 247-6047 Ext. 108

VP: (574) 485-2097

E-Mail: smontavon@uhs-in.org

 

*DeafLink, Fort Wayne

Voice: (260) 441-0551 VP: (260) 240-8736

E -mail: deaflink@the-league.org

http://www.the-league.org

 

Professional Interpreters for the Deaf (PID), Merrillville

Voice: (219) 736-7512

VP: (219) 576-7093

E-mail: prointdeaf@yahoo.com

http://www.professional-interpreters.com

 

Tradewinds (formerly DSI), Merrillville

Voice: (219) 945-0100 ext. 212

VP: (219) 576-7091

E-mail: dpampalone@tradewindservices.org

Southern Indiana

*Central Indiana Interpreting Service (CIIS), Morgantown

Cell phone: (317) 847-7597

http://ciis.us/

*South-Central Indiana Interpreting (SCII), Columbus

VP: (812) 418-4717

Voice: (812) 375-1806

Voice: (812) 350-5600 or (812) 350-3809

E-mail: jlscii@yahoo.com

C&N Interpreting, New Albany

(812) 725-9929 (Office)

(812) 350-8302 (24/7 Cell)

Connections Sign Language Interpreting, Evansville

Voice: (812) 491-6036

VP: (812) 618-0122

Email: connectionsdeafcenters@yahoo.com

Language in Motion, Corydon

Email: molly@liminterpreting.com

Text/Voice: 812-736-2228 www.LIMinterpreting.com

Sycamore Services, Evansville

Voice: (812) 421-0847

VP: (812) 618-0076

GETTING A VIDEO PHONE (VP) FOR YOUR CHILD

A video phone is a device that allows your child to call friends, family, businesses, or other people using sign language. They can call directly to another person that has a video phone or they can automatically connect to an interpreter AT NO COST to interact with a hearing person. Not only that, if you need an interpreter that uses ASL and speaks Spanish, that is available by requesting a Spanish interpreter when calling to connect with the hearing person.

Video phones are FREE to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. All that is needed is a connection to high-speed internet. Various companies provide video phones to deaf or hard of hearing individuals.

Once your child is approved for a video phone, a representative from the company will bring the equipment needed to set up the device and install it for you.

Click one of the links below to fill out the application for a free video phone.

Sorenson Video Relay https://www.sorenson.com/secured_minor_application/

ZVRS https://www.zvrs.com/services/products/i3/selection/

Purple https://www.purplevrs.com/onevp#onevpapply

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) https://www.nad.org

Advocacy letters from NAD https://www.nad.org/resources/advocacy-letters/

Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) www.rid.org

Code of Professional Conduct for Interpreters https://rid.org/ethics/code-of-professional-conduct/

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