Event Partners

Sponsors play a significant role in the success of StreetLeverage – Live and the support necessary for StreetLeverage to spotlight interpreters and industry stakeholders who courageously share their ideas and perspectives in an effort to rethink the way we understand, practice, and tell the story of the sign language interpreter.

* Interested in partnering with StreetLeverage to host StreetLeverage – Live 2015?

Contact Brandon Arthur for information and to discuss possibilities.

Premier Sponsor

Sorenson Communications  | Salt Lake City, UT

Sorenson Communication

Sorenson Communications® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communications products and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The company’s offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® for Mac®, software that connects users to SVRS by using an Apple® computer; ntouch® Tablet, which turns the Apple iPad® with a front-facing camera into a larger-screen mobile VP; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices.



Platinum Sponsor

TCS Interpreting | Rockville, MD

TCS Interpreting

Trusted, Careful, Steadfast — These words come to mind when describing TCS Interpreting’s philosophy and approach to providing interpreting services.  TCS Interpreting employs a dynamic mix of Deaf, hearing and CODA interpreters and believes in providing competent interpreting services while maintaining strong ties to our roots in the Deaf community.  TCS Interpreting applauds and supports StreetLeverage’s innovative approach to creating dialogue for change in our field and is thrilled to have this opportunity to provide sponsorship.



Founding Sponsor

Access Interpreting  |  Washington, DC

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Access Interpreting is proud to be the founding sponsor of StreetLeverage – Live.  Access is a nationwide communications service provider solely invested in enriching the quality of life of the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

With our top of the line Access Portal system, you can easily view, accept, track, and invoice your assignments. Our friendly schedulers are available 24/7 to take care of the logistics; so you can focus on providing your services. Contact us to learn more about how we can work together.



Silver Sponsors

Gallaudet Interpreting Service  | Washington, DC

Gallaudet Interpreting Service

Established in 1990, Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS) serves the Gallaudet community and the general Washington D.C. metropolitan area. With over 30 years of growth as a provider of communication access services, within the heart of the Deaf community, GIS embodies commitment, professionalism, experience and a strong sense of customer service, as well as excellence in interpreting skills.

Although GIS is primarily a campus resource, interpreters also work in the greater community, including local business, government, legal and medical facilities. GIS staff and freelance interpreters work in a wide array of settings; Gallaudet and consortium classrooms, conferences, banquets, legal arena, video interpreting, business meetings, job interviews, workshops, internships, medical appointments, international, Deaf-Blind interpreting services and more.

In addition to providing interpreting services, GIS is committed to actively engaging in the ongoing enhancement of the interpreting profession and client services through professional development opportunities, such as within the Results! Mentoring Program and interpreting workshops. We are excited to sponsor Street Leverage – Live this year, and we look forward to seeing many of you in Boston!


Purple Communications | Rocklin, CA

At Purple, we’re dedicated to developing fast, easy and convenient communications technology to fit your individual lifestyle. Because of our many innovations and firsts, including Internet relay, wireless relay, mobile communication apps, real local 10-digit number access for video and text relay customers, and interpreting services, Purple continues to be a strong leader in VRS. Our most recent innovation, SmartVP™, is much more than just a TV-top videophone, it’s a state-of-the-art device that is changing the way our customers communicate, making Purple your smarter VRS choice. For more information about SmartVP, go to www.purple.us/SmartVP. To download Purple’s New P3 and P3 mobile, go to www.purple.us/trynow.


Partners Interpreting  |  Plainville, MA

Partners Interpreting

Partners Interpreting LLC is a full service interpreting agency. Entering into their fifth year of operation, PI is proudly owned and operated by interpreters who are CODAs. PI serves the thriving deaf community in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is happy to support Street Leverage Live in Boston/Newton, MA!



Bronze Sponsors

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

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CIT is a professional organization dedicated to laying the educational foundations for interpreters to build bridges of understanding. While focused primarily on interpreters working between American Sign Language and English, we welcome educators who work with other languages, whether signed or spoken.

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GoReact | Orem, UT


GoReact is like game film for ASL and ITP students. It is a cloud-based video software for time-coded feedback and critique of ASL practice. Designed with interpreting in mind, let GoReact crank up the learning curve for those you teach, coach or mentor.


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Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard-ofHearing | Boston, MA


The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides resources to serve Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-deafened people in an extensive range of human service, healthcare, safety, legal, education, and economic settings and with accommodations required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including education to consumers and private and public entities about programs, services, and opportunities to assist this population. We operate statewide programs and services which respond to the identified needs of both children and adults who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late-deafened. MDCHH directly provides to EOHHS, other state agencies and private entities, communication access expertise, bi-lingual (American Sign Language and English) service delivery, and client access to supports, resources, and essential information. Our approach builds effective government, community connected services, quality education, and skilled workforce development.


Northeastern University – ASL Program | Boston, MA

NU ASL Program

The Northeastern University ASL Program offers a wide array of courses as well as volunteer, internship, and practicum opportunities. For students wishing to pursue a degree in ASL/English Interpretation, the Program is committed to providing opportunities that will allow them to acquire the linguistic, cognitive, and ethical decision-making skills as well as the socio-cultural knowledge necessary to serve as professional ASL/English interpreters.


Supporter Sponsors

Sign Language Interpreting Professionals | Glenshaw, PA

Sign Language Interpreting Professionals






SLIP is a WBENC – Certified Women Business Enterprise focused on bridging the communication gap between Deaf and non-deaf individuals in Western Pennsylvania.   Sign Language Interpreting Professionals is able to provide a sign language interpreter for a variety of business and professional settings.  SLIP is proud to be PIttsburgh’s only area agency with a staff legal certified interpreter.

SLIP provides certified, registered, highly qualified, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters.  In addition, all SLIP interpreters are held to rigorous professional standards through our agency, as well as the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).


Professional Sign Language Interpreting  |  Denver, CO

Professional Sign Language Interpreting

Professional Sign Language Interpreting, Inc. (PSLI, Inc.) has been providing top notch interpreting services since its beginnings in January of 2001. Owned by three RID certified interpreters with 100 years of combined interpreting experience in the Deaf Community, PSLI, Inc. is committed to providing comprehensive communication services in the most professional, efficient, and effective consumer-oriented manner possible. We have RID certified coordinators/schedulers  and can match the needs of the Deaf community with the skills of the interpreting community. We work with the most skilled, certified interpreters in the Denver area.

PSLI, Inc. is also committed to providing a meaningful and rewarding professional career for sign language interpreters. We provide liability and workers compensation insurance coverage for all interpreters as well as health and retirement benefits to staff. Whether you’re seeking our our services or interested in a career, we at PSLI, Inc. look forward to working with you.


Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf | Austin, TX

Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf

On November 16, 1963, 30 individuals (24 interpreters, 5 members of the deaf community, and one parent of a deaf child) from all over Texas signed the Charter which established the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf. As the first professional organization of interpreters in the nation, TSID has been one of the leaders in this field. TSID is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of developing and strengthening the profession of interpreting in Texas.


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