Organizational Members

A VOICE – Language & Training Services

Contact: Otisha Ayala-Faya

Phone: 914-473-5746

Email: avoiceltc@gmail.com

The primary mission of A VOICE is to continue to raise awareness about the need for equivalent language access services and training to organizations in diverse settings but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Human Services
  • Government Services
  • Legal Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Services
  • Public Safety
  • And many more

​We are committed to providing excellent language communication services by recognizing the diverse linguistic and cultural needs of non-English speakers, including the Deaf community.


American River College ASL-English Interpreting Program

4700 College Oak Drive, Davies Hall 383, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-484-8198 Email: westoye@arc.losrios.edu

Contact: Erica West Oyedele

This program provides an integrated series of coursework in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL-English interpretation to prepare students for entry-level positions.
The series provides academic coursework based on a Deafcentered framework that encourages students to embrace an empowered collaboration with Deaf people. A foundation in ASL discourse and interpretation is established through theoretical models. Emphasis is on the practical application
of these models and knowledge in the areas of human relations, language skills, interpreting skills, cultural competence, service learning, and professionalism.

The ASL-English Interpreter program provides an integrated series of coursework in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL/English interpretation to prepare students for entry-level positions. A foundation in ASL discourse and interpretation is established through theoretical models. The emphasis is on the practical application of these models and knowledge in the areas of human relations, language skills, interpreting skills, and professionalism. The general education requirements complete the sequence of coursework to attain the associate degree.


Defthands – An Expert Solutions with Hands

Contact: Andrew Veith Email: andrew@defthands.info

Voice/VP: 763-200-5455

Text: 508-530-2489


Inclusive Communication Services provides professional and affordable sign language interpretingcaption transcription, and media translation and accessibility services for the Deaf, Deaf-blind, blind, low-vision, late deafened, and hard-of-hearing across the Northeastern region of the US, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Committed to ethicalindividualized, and affordable accommodation services, ICS professionals bridge language and cultural differences to make your next show, meeting, or presentation distinct, engaging, and – most importantly – inclusive!

ICS proudly developed through the guidance of our local Deaf community. In this spirit, ICS aims to reciprocate our support by providing pro-bono services for non-profit and Art organizations and through donations to underfunded schools for the Deaf.

For whatever your communication needs may be, ICS looks forward to providing you with an inclusive experience!

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