Hello, I'm Kenneth Scanlon. Thank you for visiting my page.

I am a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter, possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive range of work. I have a strong background in Operations and Human Resource Management. I combine this background with my skills and passion as a Sign Language Interpreter to provide exceptional services to the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing & Deaf-Blind Communities.

My first career was set in the heart of corporate management. Personal reasons opened my heart and mind to Sign Language, the Deaf Community and ultimately my second career. My life overflows with fulfillment and continued learning.

My repertoire has a broad range and is invariably expanding.

Please contact me if you would like samples of my work where applicable.


K-12/Higher Education



Platform/Performing Arts



2015 - Present

Independent Contractor

Freelance Sign Language Interpreter

  • Provide quality interpreting service throughout Atlanta Area.
  • Repertoire ranging from Corporate to Higher Education.
  • Adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) set forth by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
2016 - 2018

Aveda Institutes – Atlanta

Staff Interpreter

  • Provide interpreting services for Deaf student(s) and clients.
  • Interpret for Deaf student for their entire educational program.
  • Develop, in cadence with student, methods and planning for future professional opportunities post graduation.
2017 - Present

Sorenson Communications

Sign Language Interpreter

  • Process high quality Video Relay Service (VRS) calls with stellar customer service.
  • Maintain, as applicable, compliance with any national, state, or local licensure and/or certification requirements.
  • Adhere to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations pertaining to VRS.
2015 - Present

Purple Communications, Inc.

Community Sign Language Interpreter

  • Demonstrate high quality American Sign Language and spoken English skills.
  • Provide interpreting services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing consumers in a variety of settings.
  • Effectively interpret in a monologic and dialogic manner.
2012 - 2014


Senior Operations Manager

  • Senior-most person assigned to client account, exceeding 280+ employees.
  • Responsible for all areas of Administration, Operations and Human Resources.
  • Development of National Standard Operating Procedures and Process Development.
2002 - 2012

Global Concessions, Inc.

Operations Director

  • Responsible for all areas of Operations, Brand Development and Financial Review.
  • Continuous Budget Forecasting and Cost Analysis review.
  • Strategized new concepts for national company expansion.
2012 - 2015

Georgia State University

Sign Language Interpreting

The Sign Language Interpreting degree program at Georgia State University consists of standard core curriculum, program study, regulated volunteering and an extensive internship program. In addition, over 120+ hours were spent with a qualified mentor and over 20 hours of workshops were attended.



National Interpreter Certification

Interpreters holding the National Interpreter Certification demonstrate skills required to work in a variety of settings. Please click here for more information regarding the NIC credential.



Educational Interptreter Performance Assessment

The EIPA is a system used to measure the effectiveness of a Sign Language Interpreter in the educational setting. Please click here for more information regarding the EIPA.



Support Service Provider

An SSP in a specially trained professional that offers accessibility services to Deaf-Blind individuals. Different responsibilities for Deaf-Blind Interpreters can be found here.

Why do I need to hire an Interpreter?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) established measures to prevent discrimination due to a person’s disability. The ADA requires that communication needs be met for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing persons, which typically demands the use of an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter.

Does a college or post-secondary institution have an obligation to provide an Interpreter?

Any colleges or post-secondary institutions that receive federal assistance or loans must comply with the civil rights requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Can anyone that knows Sign Language interpret for us?

Professional interpreting requires a great deal of cognitive and linguistic skills. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires providing a “qualified interpreter” in multiple settings. The ADA also states that “the interpreter must have the proven ability to effectively communicate”. An Interpreter’s credentials are a good way to gauge their abilities. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) provide National Interpreter Certification (NIC) testing.