Sign Language Interpreter Contractors

Washington State agencies are obligated to provide sign language interpreters upon request to deaf or hard of hearing individuals who are seeking access to information, programs or services state agencies provide to the public.  ODHH administers the statewide contracts to purchase sign language interpreter services.  ODHH also monitors contractual compliance including quality of services, certification of interpreters, and adherence to best practices.

Using the Service

The statewide contracts with sign language interpreters and referral agencies are available for all DSHS Requesters, as well as other departments, government agencies and organizations qualified to use the Washington State Master Contracts Usage Agreement.

This is a list of all the available contractors in Washington State   

Sign Language Interpreter Service Hours                                                                                                                                                             

All contractors are available Monday through Friday; 8 am - 5 pm. Some are available at nights, weekends, and holidays.
A few offer services (24/7) and available for emergency appointments.

Emergency Appointment” is an appointment in a legal, medical (non-Medicaid), Child Protective Services (CPS), or Adult Protective Service (APS) context that for which the Contractor receives an authorized request with a lead time of four hours or less.

Independent Contractors 

Name/Residence Phone Email Service Hour Download
Andrews, Roxie
Fircrest, WA
(253) 861-5251 jandrews16@juno.com 24/7 including Holidays Contract
Amendment
Bunze, Katherine
Spokane, WA
(509) 475-5597
(509) 747-6508
katherinebunze@msn.com 24/7 including Holidays Contract
Amendment
Hansen, Shelly
West Richland, WA
(509) 554-0564 ASLiSHansen@gmail.com 24/7, Emergencies, and Holidays Contract
Amendment
Kosanovich, Jane
Olympia, WA
(253) 759-0696 Janeterps@gmail.com 24/7 including Holidays Contract
Amendment
Kosanovich, Michael
Olympia, WA
(253) 686-6657 mekosanovich@gmail.com 24/7, Emergencies, and Holidays Contract
Amendment
MacLean, Polly
Lakewood, WA
(253) 381-3547 2pollym@gmail.com 24/7 Contract
Amendment
Meyer, Paula
Richland, WA
(513) 505-9496 paula.meyer2012@yahoo.com 8 am - 5 pm, M-F including Holidays Contract
Amendment
Rasmussen, Sarah
Tacoma, WA
(253) 222-3725 2sarahras@gmail.com 24/7 Contract
Amendment
Reinhardt, Laurie
Seattle, WA
(206) 941-7619                       
(206) 937-6922 FAX
larrpager@gmail.com 24/7 Contract
Amendment
Siegel, Verna
Centralia, WA
(360) 280-8112 verna.siegel@gmail.com 24/7 including Holidays Contract
Amendment

To view a generic Independent Contractor Contract, click here.

Interpreter Referral Agencies

Agency/Coverage Phone Email Service Hour Download
All Hands Community Interpreting Services (360) 897-8300
(360) 897-8302 FAX
allhandscis@centurytel.net 8-5 Weekdays Contract
Amendment
ASL Professionals (253) 759-7653
(509) 895-7136 FAX
aslprofessionals@comcast.net 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Away With Words Interpreting Services, LLC (509) 935-6224
(888) 779-0432
awaywithwordsasl@gmail.com 8-5 Weekdays Contract
Amendment
CODAs Plus (360) 947-5100                          
(360) 258-3140 FAX        
codasplus@comcast.net 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Columbia Language Services (360) 896-3881
(360) 896-4074 FAX
info@columbia-language.com 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Cross Cultural Communications, Inc. (253) 447-2000
(253) 447-2041 FAX
ccc@crossculturalcom.us 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
DeafBlind Service Center (206) 323-9178
(206) 328-8497 FAX
jengler@seattledbsc.org 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Evergreen Interpreting Services (360) 954-5114
(360) 844-6257 FAX
evergreeninterpreting@comcast.net 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
HandDancer Interpreter Services (360) 383-2293
(360) 383-2274 FAX
hnddncr@aol.com 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Hearing, Speech, and Deaf Center (206) 632-7100
(206) 445-7434 VP
Interpreting@hsdc.org 8 - 5 Weekdays Contract
Amendment
Nexus Inland Northwest (509) 328-3728
(800) 214-3323
IS@nexusINW.com 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Signing Resources & Interpreters (877) 512-2246 request@signingresources.com 8-5 Weekdays Contract
Amendment
TERP Sign Language Services, LLC (425) 687-0413
(425) 687-8540 FAX
scheduler@terpservices.com 24/7 Contract
Amendment
THAT! Interpreting Services of Deaf & DeafBlind (516) 243-8975 request@tisddb.com 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
Universal Language Service, Inc. (425) 454-8072
(888) 462-0500
Scheduling@ULSonLine.net 24/7
Holidays
Contract
Amendment
 
To view a generic Referral Agency Contract, click here.