GLAD provides many communication services for consumers and agencies. Advocates can translate documents to sign language. Consumers can use equipment in the Visual Communication Center for free. Sign language interpreters are available. Emergency sign language interpreting services are also available 24/7 through LIFESIGNS.
GLAD can translate complicated documents into sign language. Translation services are available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL).
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires government agencies, businesses, and public nonprofit organizations to provide accommodations to deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf disabled people. Sign language interpreting services are available through LIFESIGNS, a subsidiary of GLAD.
For medical, legal, and civil emergencies during weekends, holidays, and after 5 PM on weekdays, call 800-633-8883.