The County of Rockland does not endorse or make any representation about any particular interpreter, assumes no responsibility for the quality or level of service provided, and will not act as an intermediary before, during, or after the date(s) of service. The terms of service may need to be negotiated between you and the interpreter. They may include pricing, availability, cancellation policy, travel expenses, length of assignment, number of interpreters needed, and billing.
If you need more information about what you should consider in hiring an interpreter, please visit the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) website. RID is a national leader in the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English. Their website contains useful information for translators and the deaf and hard of hearing community, including guidance regarding Hiring an Interpreter. All of the interpreters in our directory are Certified Members of RID.
There may be times when you do not need to provide your own interpreter. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many public and private organizations are required to provide you with a reasonable accommodation to ensure effective communication. The accommodation could include a sign language interpreter or another auxiliary aid or service such as assistive listening devices, note takers, or written materials. For more information about the ADA, please visit the ADA Home Page at www.ADA.gov or call the ADA Information Line at 800 514-0301 (voice) or 800 514-0383 (TTY).
Questions or comments regarding this website may be directed to: OFA@co.rockland.ny.us.