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Our services bring Canadians together

SLIAO is proud to provide interpreting services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing individuals across Canada. Many years of experience give SLIAO interpreters the knowledge and understanding to empower Canadians to make meaningful connections.
Discover all of SLIAO’s interpreting services below.

  • On behalf of the families & supporters of Ontario Hands & Voices and VOICE for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children, we would like to thank SLIAO for providing complimentary services to our first-ever partnered event. Your generosity gave us the opportunity to provide an accessible event for all.

    Belinda Lanning, Ontario Hands & Voices President and Dayna Robinson, VOICE Ottawa Chair
  • I want to thank SLIAO for the amazing help you all have provided to me. I am quite sorry to have the request done in the last minute (less than 24 hours before the training). I really appreciated the effort and commitment that all interpreters did while doing just 2 hours or all day.

    David Joseph
  • I want to thank you and the ASL-English interpreters, Jocelyn and Jamie, for making our Take Back the Night such a success. We at the WRC were very happy to have worked with you in making our event accessible, and look forward to any opportunities to work together again in the future.

    Ayan Tani, SFUO Women’s Centre
  • We just wanted to send a sincere thank you! We had an amazing time at WE Day Ottawa. The calibre of ASL-English Interpretation was outstanding. The students had an unbelievably incredible time and it was the MOST accessible event we have been to in a very, very long time.

    Sir James Whitney, School of the Deaf

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)

SLIAO has been providing ASL-English interpreting in Ottawa since 1997. In 2014 we developed a Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) service – SWIFT. This video conferencing service uses smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices to provide interpreting services remotely when on-site interpreting is not available. Whether it’s for business meetings or shopping with friends, SWIFT delivers interpreting services right when and where you need them.

Text to ASL/LSQ Translation

SLIAO provides English and French text to ASL/LSQ translation for websites, documents and announcements. If a document is submitted in ASL, a spoken language interpretation or written text translation is prepared. If an announcement is being made in a spoken language, a translation into ASL or LSQ can be produced. These translations are done by Deaf Interpreters (DIs) and delivered in a video format for placement on electronic media.

In-Person Interpreting

Sharing ideas and creating possibilities is at the foundation of SLIAO’s in-person interpreting services. Since 1997, SLIAO has provided ASL interpreting expertise for conferences, court proceedings, federal government services, hospitals, community services and academic sectors. That said, we’re always open to new opportunities.

Video Relay Service (VRS)

SLIAO is proud to provide interpreting services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing individuals across Canada. Many years of experience give SLIAO interpreters the knowledge and understanding to empower Canadians to make meaningful connections.

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