LSA American Sign Language Interpreter Selected to Interpret for President Barack Obama this Veterans Day
Tuesday, 10 November, 2009
Horsham, Pa. (November 11, 2009) – On Wednesday, November 11th, thousands are expected to congregate at Arlington National Cemetery for the 56th Annual National Veterans Day Observance. As President Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver the keynote speech, members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities will be able to follow along, thanks to an ongoing initiative by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to consistently provide accessibility to all of our nation’s veterans.
When it was time for the Department of Veterans Affairs to book a sign language interpreter for the 2009 Veterans Day speech, they reached out to Language Services Associates (LSA) for assistance. “We have been providing Interpreting by Telephone (IBT) services to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for the past 5 years,” said Laura Schriver, President and CEO, LSA. “We are honored and delighted they have selected one of our American Sign Language interpreters to interpret for President Barack Obama this Veterans Day. This is quite a privilege and we look forward to the opportunity to aid in the accessibility of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities on such a significant day for our nation.”
As the languages services provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, LSA is proud to help facilitate foreign language communication in the following VA Medical Centers: Columbia, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Bay Pines, Providence and Tampa.
About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, LSA has been helping facilitate foreign language communication in a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services. Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, LSA is committed to providing innovative technology solutions, including Interpreting by Telephone (IBT) with real-time reporting and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services. With a network of more than 5,000 global linguists, LSA offers exceptional translation and interpretation services to more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 languages. The company delivers a full suite of premium language-based solutions, including IBT, Face-to-Face Interpreting, VRI, Document Translation and Localization, American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting. For more information on LSA, please call 1-800-305-9673 or visit us on the Web at www.lsaweb.com.
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