The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a qualified interpreter as "...an interpreter who is able to interpret effectively, accurately and impartially both receptively and expressively using any necessary and specialized vocabulary."
Sign Language Interpreting Coordinating Agencies
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kansas City Metro Area
ASL Interpreter Connect
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL)
4420 S. 40th St.
St. Joseph, MO 64503
Nexus Interpreting Services
P.O. Box 3226
Olathe, KS 66063
Professional Interpreting Services
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Sign Language Interpreting Services
CART (realtime captioning) Services
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), also referred to as realtime captioning or live-event captioning, is a way to transcribe the spoken word into reading English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer, and realtime software.
Through the services of CART, providers using the latest realtime technology combined with a stenotype machine and computer, and the text appears on a computer monitor or laptop and serves as an important communication tool for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or learning a second language.
CART provides a complete translation of all spoken words and environmental sounds for the benefit for an individual consumer or larger group in a variety of settings including classrooms, courtrooms, religious services, conventions and conferences, personal appointments or anywhere communication access is needed. Increasingly, CART is being provided remotely via the Internet or a telephone connection.
Quality Transcription Specialists (QTS)
Provides text using speech-to-text software.