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.
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 CEO & Founder Cynthia A. Anderson
We are driven by a purpose.
When I decided to pursue a career as an ASL Interpreter in 1989, I had no idea that decision would catapult me on a life journey that gave birth 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 started 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.
Cynthia A. Anderson
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
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 HIPPA 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
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
We're a team united by a common purpose.
Meet the People Behind National Interpreting Service
NIS Headquarters Staff
Cynthia A. Anderson
Founder, CEO/Agency Director
CI, CT, NAD III, CoreCHI™, OCHI Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter, & Oregon Certified Healthcare Interpreter
NIS Staff Interpreters
CI, NIC Master
NIC, OCHI, CoreCHI™
NIC-Adv, OCHI, CoreCHI™,QMHI
NIC, OCHI, CoreCHI™
NIC, CoreCHI™, OCHI, QMHI
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
Video Phone (VP): (503) 339-1699