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Biography

Kevin M. Jones is an experienced language access professional with more than five years of experience in the field of American Sign Language interpretation. He holds dual certifications in the State of Texas and the State of Oklahoma with the Texas BEI Master and the Oklahoma QAST 4/5 certifications. Graduating with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in American Sign Language Interpretation in 2013. Kevin’s scope of practice includes: Platform, Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, Medical, Mental Health, Theatrical and Video Relay Service interpreting with a focus in Medical interpreting. 

Professional Experience

Owner, Bear Claw Interpreting & Consulting, Aug 2018 - Present

Bear Claw provides mentorship services to working interpreters and interpreter students who want to improve in             various areas of interpreting. Working with each pupil individually we provide an educational plan and comfortable        environment in which to improve oneself. We provide learning opportunities in the form of one on one mentoring        as well as group workshops. In person and online options are both available.

Video Interpreter, Sorenson Video Relay Service, April 2013 - Present

As an employee for the worlds largest and most sophisticated video relay provider, I work to provide the highest        quality interpretation to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities all over the United States and its territories              using state of the art tele-interpreting equipment. 

Freelance ASL Interpreter, Independent Contractor, May 2013 - Present

As an independent contract interpreter, I partner with all referral agencies in Oklahoma metro areas to provide sign        language interpretation services on an as needed basis. While adhering to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf:      Code of Professional Conduct as well as standard business practices in our field I provide excellent service to all            stake-holders present during an interpreting assignment.

     

     

Certifications & Formal Education

Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, Master Level Certificate

     State of Texas

QAST Level 4 Interpretation | QAST Level 5 Transliteration

     State of Oklahoma

Notary Public #17011219 

     State of Oklahoma

A.A.S. American Sign Language Interpretation

     Tyler Junior College 2010-2013

     Tyler, Texas

American Sign Language Skills Certificate

     Tyler Junior College 2010-2012

     Tyler, Texas

Professional Affiliations

        Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Associate Member

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf, Member

        Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Member

        American Association of the DeafBlind, Member

        National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), Member

        North American Mycological Association, Member

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Member