For the Second Consecutive Year, LSA American Sign Language Interpreter Selected to Interpret for President Barack Obama this Veterans Day
Horsham, Pa. (November 5, 2010) – On Thursday, November 11th, thousands are expected to congregate at Arlington National Cemetery for the 57th Annual National Veterans Day Observance. As President Barack Obama takes center stage at Memorial Amphitheater 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.
As the language service provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Language Services Associates, Inc. (LSA) will have the honor of providing an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for President Barack Obama this Veterans Day. “It is an honor and delight to be able to continue serving the deaf and hard of hearing communities on such a significant day for our nation,” said Laura K.T. Schriver, President and CEO, LSA. “We look forward to providing this service for many years to come.”
The interpreter that LSA has selected for this assignment is Megan Dabbs. A resident of Damascus, Maryland, Dabbs is an RID certified ASL interpreter. She has been interpreting in the Metropolitan area for the past 22 years. “I have had the privilege of interpreting for many dignitaries and celebrities in the past; but, I am very honored to have been selected by Language Service Associates to interpret for our Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, on such a momentous occasion,” said Dabbs. “I believe it is very important that our nation's deaf population is afforded access to view President Obama's speech to honor our nation's Veterans.”
For more information on the 57th Annual National Veterans Day Observance, please visit http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/.
About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services. Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, who still holds the title of President and CEO, LSA promises to deliver innovative language-based solutions, including telephonic interpretation with real-time reporting, while consistently providing exceptional customer service support. The company has quickly become one of the fastest-growing language service providers in the world with a growth rate of 164 percent in the past three years.
LSA is proud to offer all encompassing language and cultural services, including Interpreting by Telephone (IBT), Face-to-Face Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), Translation and Localization, American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting. The company recently launched INTERPRETALK® Mobile, an Interpreting by Telephone (IBT) application for the iPhone and Android devices.
Keri K. Robinson
PR & Marketing Communication Manager
Language Services Associates, Inc. (LSA)
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