Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1989 with
quality ASL Interpreters

Professional and reliable, National Interpreting Service offers a consistent service that our clients come to expect.
We adhere to the highest ethical business principles and professional standards.

Hospitals/health care networks, coordinated care organizations and private insurance companies, as well as governmental agencies, law offices, non-profit community organizations and others.

We offer the best quality and highest standards. Contact us for a quote today.

Quality Interpreters

We are committed to matching experienced interpreters that fit the needs of our clients and customers. Whether you have an occasional or ongoing need for services, we work to make sure every encounter with our team is a positive experience.

Professional Network

We partner with a pool of RID certified sign language interpreters who sign fluently and accurately, both expressively and receptively and abide by the RID Code of Professional Conduct. Owner Jordan Kenny and Founder Cynthia Anderson are RID certified interpreters with over 30 years experience. They work closely with interpreters, schedulers and clients to ensure a positive, detail-oriented experience for everyone.

Minimize Your Risk

Working with NIS ensures that you have the most credentialed interpreters working for you. Our interpreters pass background checks and drug screens. Our agency carries appropriate liability insurance policies. For interpreters working in healthcare situations, HIPAA compliance, TB testing, and other criteria are met to ensure the highest in standards and expectations are adhered to at all times.

We believe in excellent service 100 percent of the time.

Our agency provides more than 30,000 hours of ASL service every year.

We take the time to get to know our clients and their needs. We have the capacity to serve you as you deserve without losing the personal touch that our clients love. With National Interpreting Service, you can feel confident that your needs will be met by our professional, courteous staff.

A word from founder Jordan Kenny

We are driven by a purpose.

When I decided to pursue a career as an ASL Interpreter, I had no idea that decision would catapult me on a life journey that led me to National Interpreting Service. Providing ASL Interpreting services has always been an important and meaningful endeavor – both for the interpreters and for the companies that provide the service. We understand the role that we play in the communication exchange between a deaf and hearing person. We also recognize how that role is magnified when working in critical situations such as healthcare – where lives are literally on the line. 

When I joined National Interpreting Service, I did so with the mindset that we would never shortchange the people we serve and we would never put them at risk. Our interpreting agency fulfills its role by working exclusively with certified interpreters who are trained, credentialed and qualified to work the assignments they are asked. Unfortunately not every agency or interpreter shares that mindset, which is why 30 years later we continue to grow and play our role to help remove communication barriers that exist for deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing individuals. 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. 

CEO Cynthia Anderson (on the right) receiving the 2018 Interpreter of the Year Award from the Oregon Health Care Interpreters Association with Susy Molano, Executive Director of OHCIA

We exist to fulfill our role in a way that creates value.

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission Statement

National Interpreting Service (NIS) Is a professional provider of Sign Language Interpreting Services. we commit to providing the highest-quality, ethical, interpreting services for all clients our mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care

Our Vision/goals include

Maintaining a team of fully trained, certified credentialed staff interpreters
Every member of our team is trained and adheres to HIPAA and Specific Healthcare Entity Code of Conduct Agreements
Beyond certification, in both State and National credentials all of our interpreters pass a background check and 10-panel drug screening.
Committed to always being available to provide top service 24/7

Core values

We at NIS pursue our mission with a commitment to:

Diversity, equity, and social justice
Respect for and acceptance of all peoples, including marginalized communities, native peoples, and cultural communities whose linguistic uses of ASL may vary.
The empowerment of limited-language-proficient persons and signers with additional disabilities and barriers to communication.
The continual team commitment to continue to enhance culturally appropriate practices in health care interpreter training

Create Your Account With
National Interpreting Service.

If you’re looking to hire quality ASL interpreters, give us a call. We respond to RFPs and bid requests.

Oregon: (503) 932-8460 | Washington: (206) 337-4447
Toll Free: (877) NIS-SIGN or (877) 647-7446

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