Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter

I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter who has been in the field for around 15 years. Of course I love the language!

I am more than willing to answer questions and offer suggestions to those who are currently learning sign language or wanting to consider interpreting as a career.

If you are learning sign language you can get more information about interpreting by going to

To become familiar with terminology used in the interpreting field go to

You can find information on Deafness and Deaf Culture at

And one more great page...if you are interested in events in your area where people will be using sign language, go to

I hope this helps! Please feel free to send me any questions you have.

blessedhands blessedhands
41-45, F
2 Responses Feb 29, 2008

I learned sign language at a young age because my mother worked with special care people who used sign language.
What does it take to get certified?

My name is Elizabeth Dawkins and I'm in Dr. Cordi's Applied Storytelling class at Ohio Dominican University. We have been challenged to learn more about something were interested in through story. I have recently been dabbling in ASL and it is really intriguing to me. The professor has asked that we craft your story as well as our own into a storyography (video about a story). I would love to hear about a story that you have encountered while being a professional in the art of sign language. The story doesn't have to be serious, funny, or sad it can be anything that you please as long as it has conflict (resolved or not resolved). I understand that you are busy but it would be greatly appreciated if you could share your story with me. When I am done with the video I can send it to you, if you'd like. Thank you for taking time to read this email.

With warm regards,

Elizabeth Dawkins