oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

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Interpreter Services Program

A man sign to another person off camera.

The Interpreter Services program provides sign language interpreters and real-time captioning to assist Vocation Rehabilitation or Visual Services clients who are deaf, hard of hearing or Deaf-blind. DRS contracts with interpreters who are certified through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST).


Oklahoma Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST)

The Oklahoma Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) is the method used by the Department of Rehabilitation Services to evaluate the proficiency of individuals interested in becoming employed as interpreters for the deaf in the state of Oklahoma.  Application for testing can be downloaded or contact the QAST administrator.  Download and view the Ethichal Standards for sign language interpreters.

A list of all certified Oklahoma interpreters is available.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education maintains an independent list of interpreters which can be accessed in the Department of Education Interpreter Listing.