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APPLIED DEVELOPMENT’S REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION SERVICES

APPLIED DEVELOPMENT serves as a Prime contractor, providing 504/508 compliance services, including Sign Language Interpretation services, Reader services, and Disability Program Management to the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in 10 states. We provide specialized services to individuals with diverse abilities with our Diversability Department.

Communication needs span multiple industries, and so do we. Whether you need a sign language interpreter for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumer at a conference or a Reader for a blind or low-vision federal employee, we are your “easy” button. Advocating for those with diverse abilities runs through our corporate veins. Our work with DoD ensuring that disabled persons join the federal workforce, and that federal workers receive appropriate accommodations, exemplify this commitment. 100% of Applied Development’s 2017 client engagement option years were exercised for 2018.

CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION
  • READERS FOR THE BLIND
  • COMMUNICATION ACCESS REALTIME TRANSLATION (CART) SERVICES
  • 504/508 DISABILITY COMPLIANCE
  • DISABILITY PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • COMMUNICATIONS

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES

Applied Development is the right partner to support your critical requirement for certified Sign Language Interpreters and is prepared and qualified to meet such challenges with:

  • Demonstrated Past Performance providing Sign Language Interpretation serviceswithin the VA, DLA, and DoD Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) as a prime contractor with a 99% fill rate over the past 4 years;
  • Thorough understanding, superior skill and documented best-practices in providing quality Sign Language Interpretation services;
  • Effective, efficient, and proven processes for recruiting and retaining qualifies and certified Sign Language Interpreters; and
  • Sign Language Interpreter resources available to provide immediate services and existing database of available resources to support surge requirements.

This recent and relevant past performance enables Applied Development to offer clients a low-risk solution with little or no learning curve. Leveraging demonstrated Past Performance, our team is ready to provide qualified Sign Language interpreters quickly on Day One.

Applied Development uses effective, efficient, and proven processes for managing Sign Language Interpretation services efforts. Our experience minimizes transition risk and drives cost efficiency for clients.

Interpreter Certification

Applied Development has established relationships with more than 85 nationally certified interpreters who are qualified to interpret within the 10 states where we currently provide services. Applied Development’s Sign Language Interpreters are certified by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and/or state organizations, such as the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI). Typically, they hold a National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC), Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certification of Transliteration (CT), Interpretation Certificate (IC), or Deaf Certified Interpreter (DCI) certification.

APPLIED DEVELOPMENT’S SAMPLE Service Areas

                       Regions         

                      Service Areas

MID-ATLANTIC

  • Pentagon, Washington, DC – DoD ODMEO

  • Washington, DC – VA Medical Center

  • Salem, Virginia – VA Medical Center

 EASTERN US

  • Orlando, FL – VA Medical Center

  • West Palm Beach, FL – VA Medical Center

  • Pentagon, Washington, DC – DoD ODMEO

  • Washington, DC VA Medical Center

CENTRAL US AND MID-WEST

  • Huntsville, AL – Redstone Arsenal

  • Battle Creek, MI – Federal Center

  • Ann Arbor, MI – VA Medical Center

  • Middleton, WI – VA Medical Center

  • Hines, IL – VA National Acquisition Center

WESTERN US

  • Denver, CO – VA Medical Center

  • Colorado State – Department of Education

  • Helena, MT – VA Medical Center
  • Las Vegas, NV – VA CPAC
  • Las Vegas, NV – VA Medical Center

Past Performance 

Department of Veterans Affairs —  Veterans Health Administration Office of Community Care (VHA CC) – Sign Language Interpretation Services

Applied Development provides nationally certified Sign Language Interpreters to VHA CC to translate spoken English into ASL during staff meetings and trainings, group discussions, confidential performance feedback, and other needs for communication. Places of performance include: Ann Arbor, MI; Denver, CO; Helena, MT; Las Vegas, NV; Middleton, WI; Orlando, FL; and Salem, VA.

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) 

Applied Development provides nationally and state certified Sign Language Interpreters to DLA to interpret oral communications into ASL, Sign English (SE), and PSE during staff meetings and trainings, group discussions, confidential performance feedback, and other needs for communication. Places of performance include: Battle Creek, MI and Huntsville, AL.

Department of Veterans Affairs — Washington, DC VA Medical Center – Sign Language Interpretation Services

Applied Development provides nationally certified Sign Language Interpreters to the Washington, DC VA Medical Center to translate spoken English into ASL during job-specific training on accounting and financial topics, staff meetings and trainings, and confidential performance feedback. Place of performance is Washington, DC.

Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO)– Sign Language Interpretation and CART Services

Applied Development provides nationally certified Sign Language Interpreting and CART Services for ODEMEO to interpret between ASL and spoken English during meetings, programs, and events. Place of performance is the Pentagon, Washington, DC.

Department of Veterans Affairs — VA National Acquisition Center (NAC) – Sign Language Interpretation Services

Applied Development provides nationally certified Sign Language Interpreters to the VA NAC to interpret between ASL and spoken English during professional situations, including meetings, small groups, and large groups. Place of performance is Hines, IL.

Department of Veterans Affairs – West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (VAMC) – Sign Language Interpretation Services

Applied Development provides nationally certified Sign Language Interpreters for employees, patients, and family members at the West Palm Beach VAMC. Place of performance is West Palm Beach, FL.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Non-Technical Reader Services

Applied Development provides Non-Technical Reader Services for a low-vision employee of the USDA’s Risk Management Agency. Place of performance is Washington, DC.

504/508 COMPLIANCE

Applied Development provides 504/508 compliance services, including Sign Language Interpretation and Reader services as a Prime contractor to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA CC, Washington DC VAMC, West Palm Beach VAMC, and NAC), DLA, and USDA in 9 states and Washington, DC. Our Reasonable Accommodation practice also provides Disability Program Management services to DoD ODMEO, managing the Workforce Recruitment Program designed to recruit disabled persons for federal government positions, and managing 504 & 508 complaint responses.