Who We Are

THE AGENCY: VisCom is a reputable RID-affiliated professional sign language interpreting service agency that primarily serves South West and West Central Florida. We are the most highly respected, trusted, and preferred service provider by the local Deaf Community, as well as local area service providers. Our policies and procedures conform to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) Standard Practice Paper regarding business ethics. VisCom is an Organizational Member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID). We provide the highest quality service in the most ethical, professional, cost-effective manner. Since our founding in 2006, we have had a 100% request fulfillment rate. We are there when you need us!

THE OWNER: VisCom was founded by M. Charlene McCarthy, a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter. A Sarasota resident for thirty-six years, Ms. McCarthy has been serving the Deaf Community and area service providers since 1994. She holds a Certificate of Interpretation (CI), a Certificate of Transliteration (CT), and a Specialist Certificate: Legal (SC:L) from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). As a Certified Member of RID, Ms. McCarthy adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct, which holds her to a high level of professionalism in matters of interpretation and business practices. She is an active member of the RID Member Section for Interpreter Service Managers, as well as Interpreters in Legal and Court Settings. For many years, Ms. McCarthy served on the FRID Board of Directors, first as the Membership Chair, then twice as the First Vice President. During her tenure, she received the Region II President’s Choice Award and Distinguished Service Award for her exceptional dedication and extraordinary contributions to the interpreting profession and to FRID.

THE STAFF: Megan Burke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University, then moved to Florida in 2014 to complete her internship and gain experience working as a freelance Sign Language Interpreter. In 2016, Megan became interested in serving as an Office Assistant at VisCom. She quickly excelled at working behind the scenes and her contribution to the agency was vital. Megan is now a full-time employee and highly valued member of the VisCom team.

THE INTERPRETERS: VisCom Associates are dedicated professionals, highly skilled, trained and qualified. Although VisCom contracts with interpreters throughout the state of Florida, the vast majority of VisCom Associates are busily providing services, on as as-needed-as available basis, in South West and West Central Florida. All VisCom Associates are members of RID and adhere to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct.