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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 and education give SLIAO interpreters the knowledge and understanding to empower Canadians to make meaningful connections.
Discover all of SLIAO’s interpreting services below.

  • 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
  • We are indebted to SLIAO for the time, encouragement and interpreting ”in kind” without which we could not have completed our video.

    Ottawa Deaf Health Care Team (ODHCT)

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)

SLIAO has been providing ASL-English interpreting in Ottawa since 1997. In 2014, we developed our Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) service. 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 a business meeting or shopping with friends, SLIAO VRI delivers interpreting services right when and where you need them.

ASL/LSQ Translation

SLIAO provides English and French text to ASL/LSQ translation for websites, documents and announcements. If a recording 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 translators and message equivalency interpreters and delivered in a video format for placement on electronic media.

In-Person Interpreting

 Since 1997, SLIAO has provided ASL interpreting expertise for conferences, court proceedings, federal government services, hospitals, community and academic, and a variety of other settings.

Video Relay Service (VRS)

SLIAO is a proud Video Interpreter Provider to Canada VRS and provides 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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