Free app connects individuals with live interpreters
Carson City, NV — Those who are deaf and hard of hearing will now be able to better connect with family, friends and the community thanks to the Nevada Mobile Communication Access Project.
With funding from the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and in coordination with the
Nevada Commission for Persons Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, ASL Anywhere is now available for free for Nevada residents. Through the app individuals can access live interpreter services to communicate with hearing people in the same room.
“I am thrilled to announce the ASL Anywhere app is now available for Nevadans. This technology is so important for those who need ASL and I hope it helps families as we gather for the holidays,” said Catherine Nielsen, Executive Director of the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
The app can be used for social gatherings, work meetings and conversations with service providers. The app
connects an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter with the individual to reduce barriers to in-person
communication and can be used for requests such as ordering in restaurants, discussions with co-workers,
chatting with family or other in-person needs.
To get the app, apply at ASLanywhere.com/states by clicking on the Nevada flag and completing the application.
After an application is submitted, the requestor will be contacted by the organization for next steps and to get
access to their free interpreter services.
About the Nevada Mobile Communication Access Project
The Nevada Mobile Communication Access Project is made possible with Global Technical Communications and the project aims to reduce identified barriers to accessing technology and digital information for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) representing racial and/or ethnic disparities, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired and/or those living in rural communities. The goal of the Nevada Mobile Communication Access Project is for Individuals with I/DD and/or family members of individuals with I/DD will be able to make more informed decisions about their lives by improving access to information on services, supports and rights.
More information on the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities can be found at:
Information about the Nevada Commission for Persons Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing is available