Providing American Sign Language in a Presidential Setting Allows Deaf to Participate

AML-Global Provides Interpretation Services to Reagan Library Visitors

A recent gathering at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library required an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter to assist deaf and hearing-impaired visitors. American Language Services was chose as the ASL interpreter who interpreted speakers’ words and allowed hearing-impaired participants the opportunity to fully experience the program being presented there.

The Simi Valley, Calif., institution was built to contain relevant papers, historic documents and memorabilia and biographical information on the nation’s 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

As a Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Reagan Library, under the authority of the Presidential Records Act, is the repository of presidential records for President Reagan’s administration. The Library’s holdings include over 60 million pages of documents, over 1.6 million photographs, a half million feet of motion picture film, tens of thousands of audio and video tapes and over 40,000 artifacts.

Among the most visited exhibits at the library is the Air Force One Pavilion, where you can walk on board the actual Air Force One aircraft, tail number 27000, that flew seven U.S. presidents. In addition, visitors can view a full-size replica of the White House Oval Office.

American Language Services provides American Sign Language interpretation services at conferences, meetings, classes and during legal proceedings. In addition to providing American Sign Language Services, ALS also supplies Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services to the deaf and hard of hearing in a variety of different settings, including classrooms, conferences and in meetings. In addition to providing ASL and CART services, American Language Services also provides equipment for interpretations, including headsets, transmitter/receivers, sound booths and technical support.

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