We provide American Sign Language interpreting services through professionals who are nationally certified and state-registered in order to meet the communication needs of Deaf, Hard-Of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Hearing individuals within all areas of daily living.
ASL Services Story
Annie Hardway (Founder & Director)
Annie Hardway is a certified (NIC-Master, NAD-IV, AOPC) interpreter. She started learning American Sign Language at the Rochester School for the Deaf, was privately mentored in interpreting, and worked in a mentorship program and as a staff interpreter at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY. She has been providing interpreting services throughout South Central Pennsylvania for over 25 years.
After moving to York County, Pennsylvania in the early 1990s, Annie found herself in demand for providing interpreting services throughout the community. Over the years, the requests grew to such a large amount that she had to ask other interpreters to cover many of the requested assignments. This evolved into what became the full-functioning interpreting agency we have today, ASL Services.
The agency now has full-time and part-time staff made up of 14 individuals working in interpreting and office support functions. We operate a "virtual office" where all staff members work from their individual home addresses. We also subcontract with a network of over 150 state-registered interpreters, and provide services all over the state of Pennsylvania. ASL Services supports Federal, State, and Local government agencies, hospitals, medical facilities, schools, universities, and a variety of private businesses throughout the community.
Our goal has been, and continues to be, supporting the Deaf community and the interpreting profession. Over the years we have sponsored events for the Deaf and signing community, and sponsored/facilitated educational opportunities for interpreters. Our staff members have also been heavily involved in the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) at the local, state, and national level.