What is required when requesting an Interpreter?

All requests are required to be confirmed via email


  • Requester Name/
  • Div/Dept
  • Billing Address/ P.O. Number
  • Date /Time of Request/ Duration
  • Phone Fax number
  • Email
  • Name of Consumer
  • Describe Nature/Setting of Assignment
  • To request an Interpreter or price list:

 Email:desertecho@yahoo.com or call: 520-906-7224


Desert Echo provides service for a variety of settings

One-on-one, small group, large groups, employment related, social services, medical, religious, education, mental health, and more. We do not provide legal interpreting at this time. You can find  licensed legal interpreters in the state of Arizona at www.acdhh.org


Desert Echo's Mission We provide a positive dialogue empowering independence, success, and dignity by facilitating communication access for the Deaf and Hearing to share their knowledge, skills, and abilities within the community equality. Desert Echo takes pride in demonstrating confidentiality, integrity, and professional business work ethics.


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  About Desert Echo Interpreting Services LLC   The Core existences of Desert Echo Interpreting Services LLC begins with providing empowerment and promoting the welfare of all.  Desert Echo Interpreting Service Specializes in (ASL ) American Sign Language. Providing Interpreting and Transliterating . Our Aim  is  to promote professional businesses to converse naturally in the everyday life events between the Deaf world and Hearing world. Include us on your call list as Professional Local Tucson Arizona agency DEIS LLC that  can you depend on since 2006. The specialty of the ASL Interpreter is to accurately convey messages between two Languages A qualified interpreter is one who can, both receptively and expressively, interpret accurately, effectively, and impartially, using any necessary specialized vocabulary Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. Like all languages, ASL is a living language  Did you know? English is not a particularly an easy language to Lipread/speechread. Best estimates are that 30% to 35% of English sounds can be Lipread/speechread because of the way the words are formed on the lips. A proficient lip reader would only get one third of what is said. They guess the rest. Just as an English speaker would understand and guess the rest of an American Sign Language user. Desert Echo Interpreting Service LLC provides a link between Spoken English and ASL American Sign Language.In your place of Business using the interpreter adheres to the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. It mandates that a comprehensive variety of public and private services as well as employers must be accessible to all people, regardless of disability. When dealing with people who are Deaf, Deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, this means that communication must be accessible. In many cases, the best way to ensure this is to have an interpreter. Please click this link for more FAQ   www.signonasl.com/faq.html (Found "Sign On" A Sign Language Interpreting resource  http://www.signonasl.com)
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Owner Joan Phillips has been a resident of Tucson AZ since 1969, working as an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter beginning in 1986.  The adventure and passion began when her son was born Deaf in 1981. Her quote often heard: “My son was born a teacher and his Mama was his first student.” She has the ability to identify with people from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. Joan has a genuine compassion and love for humanity, is willing to adapt to life's changes, and has an open mind which facilitates her understanding in each unique interpreting situation. In 1988 she obtained an AZ state interpreting certificate, beginning her journey as an educational interpreter. She then advanced into freelance community interpreting in 1996, serving businesses, agencies, and organizations in the southwest. Desert Echo was established as a direct result of Joan witnessing a high need for more choices of interpreting agencies in her personal life, as well as within the community. She obtained a National Interpreting Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and  an Arizona State Interpreting Licenses registered with The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Desert Echo is registered with the State of Arizona as a corporation and can be found in AZ Procurement at https://procure.az.gov and is currently open for solicitations . Desert Echo has also been recognized as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, listed at www.bbb.org  What makes Desert Echo different than other similar businesses in our community? ü  We accept day in advance and same day request without extra cost. If Desert Echo has an interpreter available we will cover the request. On those days Desert Echo cannot provide an interpreter a list of other agencies in the area will be provided ü  For repetitive jobs we strive to provide interpreter consistency, therefore promoting a comfortable trusting environment. Joan Phillips, owner of Desert Echo Interpreting, welcomes your request and looks forward in doing business with you or your business.  
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