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.
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
American Sign Language Skills Certificate
Tyler Junior College 2010-2012
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