Serving the South Florida Deaf Community.
Welcome to South Florida Deaf Interpreting Services. We are a small interpreting company with big aspirations. We noticed that, although there is a large Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in South Florida, most interpreting companies providing services are from out of state. We decided to create a local company so as to provide interpreting services to the Deaf in our community and to create relationships with local service providers like clinics, Doctor's offices, Dental Offices, etc.
Our aim is to provide quality interpreting at competitive rates while creating partnerships with community service providers. This will ultimately serve the needs of our Deaf clients so as to provide them equal access for their communication needs.
Gilberto Velez, Owner / Interpreter
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. My first contact with a Deaf person was in 1992 when I met my Deaf neighbor. I learned basic finger-spelling and some signs in order to communicate with my neighbor and I was fascinated with the language. I've been working as a community as well as an educational interpreter for over 10 years.