Barbara Ayres, M.A. CI/CT - Staff Interpreter

While working on her BA in Communication, specializing in Interpersonal Communication, Barbara became interested in learning sign language. Although she had a short detour in Deaf Ed, getting her Masters and teaching 2 years, she found interpreting to be her love. She worked in Boston, Massachusetts for 13 years in various roles including as a Referral Specialist at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as a freelance community interpreter, and as the staff interpreter for a Deaf pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital who was doing a research fellowship through Harvard University's School of Public Health.

Upon moving to the Sacramento area, she worked at Purple Communications, 2 years as a VI and 2 years in the training department. Now she is again enjoying work as a community interpreter and putting her medical interpreting experience to work with WIS.

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  • 24 hr ER/Mental Health Response Service Greater Sacramento Area only: (916) 483-4751
  • Video Remote Interpreting. (VRI)
  • CART and Real Time Captioning.
  • Oral Interpreting.
  • Deaf/Blind Tactile Interpreting.

Why WIS?

  • We are experienced.
  • We are accessible. Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. All emails and phone calls are answered promptly.
  • We have an amazing staff and highly qualified interpreters.
  • Our guarantee is excellent customer service with reasonable rates.
  • NPA certified by the California Dept. of Education for educational interpreting.

(916) 483-4751

Call or email us for more information on our rates and services. We look forward to working with you!