We are your bridge to effective communication with your deaf and hard of hearing clients

  1. Bridge Interpreting Services is owned and operated by Emily H. Walker. Emily is a nationally certified interpreter with over 25 years of community interpreting experience. She has been involved in working with the Deaf community in some capacity for her entire professional life. Emily’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Deaf Education, and she has taught in mainstreamed programs as well as at residential schools for the Deaf.

  2. Early in her career, Emily was exposed to sign language interpreting and began formal training in the theory and practices of interpreting. Over the years she has continued to hone her skills in American Sign Language and is highly qualified to provide effective communication between the Deaf, and English speaking worlds in a wide variety of situations.

  3. Recent years have provided Emily the opportunity to share her craft with future educators and interpreters for the Deaf. Emily began the first public school program in the state of South Carolina to offer American Sign Language to students as a world language credit. As a result of having the opportunity to learn ASL in high school, several young people have made the choice to pursue the study of ASL in college and to make working with the Deaf their career choice.

  4. Emily has held generalist certification by the national certifying body for sign language interpreters (RID) since 1997. In 2011/2012 Emily had the opportunity to train and mentor with some of the top legal interpreters in the country. As a result of that training Emily sat for, and was awarded, the national specialist certification for interpreting in legal settings (SC:L) Emily provides services in SC and NC, and is licensed in the state of North Carolina. She is a member in good standing of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SCRID).

  5. Bridge Interpreting Services stands ready to provide you and your clients top quality interpreting services. We are your bridge to effective communication. Call Emily Walker at 803 517 2121, or email at ewalker@aslbridge.com.