Tactile and Close Vision Interpreters and Rates

Qualified Tactile and/or Close Vision Interpreters who work with the DeafBlind community are eligible for an additional supplemental fee. While there is no formal certification process for for Interpreters working with DeafBlind people, ODHH recognizes  DeafBlind Service Center as a subject matter expect, and honors their recommendations on who is qualified. These Interpreters have received credentials through DBSC.

How to become a Qualified Tactile and/or Close-Vision Interpreter

If you are interested in becoming a Qualified Tactile and/or Close-Vision Interpreter, please review the Qualification Process set by the DeafBlind Service Center.

Below is a list of Interpreters who are recognized as a Qualified Interpreters in tactile and or close vision.

  M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Evening/Weekend/Holiday
Interpreter Name City of Residence Initial Certification Date State Rate King County Rate State Rate King County Rate
Ronise Barreras Tacoma 7/1/2017 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
    PTASL Rate $66.65 $72.83 $71.65 $77.83
Mary Bauer Portland 10/2/2002 $70.92 $78.13 $75.92 $83.13
Ariele Belo Seattle 7/1/2016 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Tami Berk Seattle 5/2/1995 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Kelly Brunson Seattle 1/27/2007 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
    PTASL Rate $72.83 $79.01 $77.83 $84.01
Laurel Bunker Maple Valley 9/25/2009 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Kam Butler Seattle 9/23/2002 $70.92 $78.13 $75.92 $83.13
    PTASL Rate $75.92 $83.13 $80.92 $89.13
Karen Carlson Seattle 1/20/1980 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
    PTASL Rate $79.01 $86.22 $84.01 $91.22
Dina Marie Castillo Edmonds 7/1/2018 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Shanta Corra Port Townsend 3/17/2006 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Tara McManus Sedro Woolley 6/29/2009 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Terry Dockter Everett 7/1/1998 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Richelle Frantz Seattle 6/28/1991 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Paul Glaser Marysville 10/15/2014 $64.74 $70.92 $69.74 $75.92
Joey Graff Seattle 4/15/1997 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
    PTASL Rate $79.01 $86.22 $85.01 $91.22
Sarah Hafer Vancouver 2/5/2012 $64.74 $70.92 $69.74 $75.92
Colleen Jones Seattle 12/11/2012 $64.74 $70.92 $69.74 $75.92
Danielle Keller Washougal 4/22/2008 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Michael Kosanovich Lacey 4/29/1995 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Mary Clare Litzen Snohomish 5/30/1998 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Elizabeth MacDougall Renton 10/3/1993 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Molly McGuire Seattle 2/5/1990 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
Adam Novsam Shoreline 7/1/2016 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Brady Painter Seattle 7/1/2015 $64.74 $70.92 $69.74 $75.92
John Peterson Seattle 6/18/2016 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
    PTASL Rate $66.65 $72.83 $71.65 $79.83
Jessica Phillips Seattle 6/28/2016 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Karen Philo-House Renton 6/18/2016 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
    PTASL Rate $66.65 $72.8. $71.65 $79.83
John Plecher Mountlake Terrace 6/17/2008 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Annette Quiroga Seattle 3/18/2003 $70.92 $78.13 $75.92 $83.13
Jeremy Quiroga Seattle 12/15/2011 $64.74 $70.92 $69.74 $75.92
Laurie Reinhardt Seattle 11/1/1978 $74.01 $81.22 $79.01 $86.22
    PTASL Rate $79.01 $86.22 $84.01 $91.22
Buck Rogers Tacoma 6/1/2010 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Salwa Rosen Bellevue 12/27/2007 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
    PTASL Rate $72.83 $79.01 $77.83 $84.01
Robin Shannon Battle Ground 10/8/2009 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Lisa Sheets Woodinville 1/22/2016 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Bethany Stratton Everett 4/19/2019 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Elaine Sweeney Monmouth 7/1/2018 $61.65 $67.83 $66.65 $72.83
Colleen Thayer Salem 4/21/2001 $70.92 $78.13 $75.92 $83.13
Lisa Thomas Fircrest 12/17/2007 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
Carolyn Traub Seattle 12/6/2005 $67.83 $74.01 $72.83 $79.01
    PTASL Rate $72.83 $79.01 $79.83 $84.01
Nancy Wickward Shoreline 10/25/2004 $70.92 $78.13 $75.92 $83.13
    PTASL Rate $75.92 $83.13 $80.92 $88.13