Sign Language Interpreter Referral Service

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) offers a service to assist you in your search for sign language interpreters.

1. On-line Interpreter Request Program

Online Program User Guide's
Agencies

Interpreters

2. Contact the Interpreter Referral Staff

Email - ncdhh.referral@nebraska.gov

Phone - Lincoln 402-471-3593 / Toll Free 1-800-545-6244

3. Consult the after-hours emergency

4. Court related requests, contact nsc.interpreters@nebraska.gov 

5. Video Remort Interpreting (VRI) Service Companies with Nebraska Licensed Interpreters Available

Video Remote Interpreting service companies provide sign language interpreting services through a remote or offsite sign language interpreter. The remote interpreter is able to hear and see all involved parties through the use of a webcam or other internet-based teleconferencing equipment. The interpreter hears what is being spoken and interprets the information into sign language. The interpreter sees the signed message and interprets into a spoken language.

Rates for interpreters are negotiated between the interpreter and the hiring contact. NCDHH does not become involved in any negotiations or communication regarding costs or any other billing issues regarding interpreter services.

Title III of the Americans with Disability Act States:

"Public accommodations must furnish auxiliary aids when necessary to ensure effective communication, unless an undue burden or fundamental alteration would result.”

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