We’re making conversations happen

At Deaf Services Unlimited, we’re all about connecting people. Facilitating communication between Deaf people and hearing people is our business…and nobody does it better!

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How we’ll work together

  • Building a relationship with you

    At Deaf Services Unlimited, we’re all about connecting people. Facilitating communication between Deaf people and hearing people is our business, and nobody does it better.

  • We’ve got a Deaf heart

    We believe the best way to serve the Deaf community and provide the best interpreting services is being part of the Deaf community. This is at the core of our values.

  • Tailoring solutions to your life

    Working together should be hassle-free and uncomplicated. Scheduling an interpreter or CART writer through DSU is as simple as a phone call or click of the mouse.

What we do

Deaf Services Unlimited is your expert resource for interpreting services.

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If you’re carrying your tablet or computer, you’ve already got an interpreter with you.

  • Real-time interpreting services

  • Access to a qualified interpreter

  • Use technology you already own

  • Simple online scheduling

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When you need a top-notch, specialized interpreter in your area, we have you covered.

  • Large network of interpreters available in all 50 states

  • On-site and remote services

  • DSU Interpreters are nationally certified

  • Simple online scheduling

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Using state-of-the-art technology, DSU captions your videos and live events.

  • On-site and remote captioning services

  • Interfaces seamlessly with most conferencing platforms

  • Assures compliance with accessibility requirements

  • Simple online scheduling

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DSU provides consulting services on Deaf culture, communication styles, accommodations, and best practices.

  • Forge collaborative environments for Deaf and hearing people alike

  • Gain understanding on how to facilitate communication access in any setting

  • 1-on-1, group settings, or trainings

  • Simple online scheduling

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DSU provides training to help foster a compassionate environment and cultivate a culture of allyship for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

  • Provide an education about cultural competency

  • Expand your understanding of Deaf and hard of hearing culture

  • Help fight stereotypes, assumptions, and discrimination

  • Foster a compassionate environment and cultivate a culture of allyship

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+5 million

In the past 25 years, we've made more than 5,000,000 conversations possible!

Nationwide

Our interpreting and captioning services are available in all 50 states.

+98%

Our CART writers can be certified to type up to 260 words per minute with 98% accuracy and above.

27%

27% of our corporate staff is Deaf or hard of hearing.

Testimonials
What our clients say
Deaf Services Unlimited was a life saver for us! We needed same day service and fast -like right now! and Erin was so calm and went out of her way to assure she located an interpreter asap. She was successful! My patient got the help she needed. I will always be grateful to. Deaf Services Unlimited! Wonderful first time experience. Will. definitely use there service in the future.
Sherry Tenison
Our Family Medicine clinic needed an interpreter on short notice and Deaf Services Unlimited was able to help us quickly. We appreciate them tremendously, they provide fantastic service. Highly recommended!
Janie Hrbek
I had a last minute pretty large need for DSU's services. The team came together and made it all happen! I know it was a lot but they went above and beyond to make our experience a success! I will use them again!
Calli Van Zante
This organization provides the most prompt, professional service at a reasonable rate. They will bend over backwards to find an interpreter, even on short notice. If unable to find someone quickly, they will work hard to accommodate your schedule.
Jenifer Baldrey
We needed services on short notice and everyone was so helpful and accomodating. The translator went above and beyond staying with family members to make sure they were able to communicate if the need would arise. Would highly recommend them!
Cynthia Andreini IA-West Des Moines

Our Insights

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Models Matter: Seeing Deaf People Through a Cultural Lens

Diana Kautzky is the founder and President of Deaf Services Unlimited (DSU), an organization that facilitates communication between Deaf people and hearing people by providing innovative communication access solutions.
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Why Not Lip Reading?

Studies show that only about 30% to 45% of the English language is discernible through lip-reading. This means that more than half of a conversation where a Deaf individual…
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What is CART and How Can You Use It?

Captions that are provided for live presentations, are called “real-time” captions. Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) is a form of captioning that can be provided remotely, usually for live presentations…
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