Testimonials

Quotes from actual clients and workshop/class participants:

I have worked with other agencies and your agency is the best with providing wonderful interpreters. THANK YOU! – A.L. (Deaf Client)


The interpreters that we had for the all-day training session we had were the most professional and skilled I have worked with in a LONG time! Thanks so much. – S.F.


The interpreter was amazing with the doctor. I will continue to use your services. THANK YOU for your great service! – S.G. (Office Manager)


Our leadership team were impressed with the interpreters and extremely appreciative of all the support. It made for a great learning experience! – K.D. (Learning Development Manager)


 I am the school psychologist at an elementary school in Kissimmee, FL. I just wanted to personally thank you and express my sincere appreciation for the assistance of one of your interpreter. She interpreted during a social developmental history with the parents of one of our students and she was an immense help. Thank you so much for the support and services that you provide for our community. – K. B.


I want to say thank you to you and all the interpreters who helped us out this year during the school year in Kissimmee. I was very pleased with their work. I look forward to working with you as well as all the interpreters for the new school year in August. – P. M.


First, thank you most sincerely for the outstanding, professional services provided by your agency at the Orlando, FL National Convention conducted by our organization. Your response to our last-minute request for two additional tactile interpreters made a huge difference in serving the needs of everyone who showed up for the meeting. – A. N.


Thanks again for all you did for all of us at the National convention. We were so fortunate to have you and your wonderful team of interpreters. – T. I.


Your agency has provided me excellent interpreters when I attended several seminars in Orlando in past few years. You do excellent job assuring all interpreters do their best skills. – L.S.


Working with Interpreters: Know your Rights is a workshop must to go to. Malia taught the emphasis on the different fields where the Deaf have the right to have a certified interpreter to satisfy there needs and the rights of the interpreter to reject an assignment that they are not qualified for. – Workshop attendee


I attended “Working with Interpreters: Know your Rights” workshop and learned a lot. It was informal and intimate. Speaker was very knowledgeable and entertaining also. – Workshop attendee


The interpreter did a great job at our memorial service. Thank you for all you did for us at the last minute.
– E. S.


You are on record as our “preferred” service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. So, you will be hearing from us again. – D. L. (Chapter Executive)


Thank you so much for accommodating us in such a short notice!!! We will definitely call on your company for our next meeting!! The interpreter was on time and very professional. All parties were pleased with her.
– E. M. (Paralegal)


You guys are awesome! – I LOVE the interpreters. Thanks for making this so accessible to our clients!
– Barbara (Conference Chair)


The interpreter did a wonderful job today. Client was very pleased with the interpreter. The interpreter was there in plenty of time to correspond with the client prior to the meeting and everything went well.
– Felicia (Diversity Supplier Manager)


The shoot on Friday a success. It wouldn’t have been the same without you! I will never see a dog and a squirrel the same again – thanks for making us all laugh! – D. F. (Learning Design & Development Manager)


I began taking Malia’s sign language class in early Spring of 2008. Malia not only showed us the word sign, she also explained the nuances of the language. She took time to show the minute (to hearing people) differences between signs that appear the same, as well as the different signs for the same word in English (for example, the word “run” has several different signs/meanings). I loved the cultural insight Malia provided in each class and the time she would take after class to answer individual questions. Her teaching helped me improve not only my sign language skills, but also my understanding and appreciation of the Deaf community and culture. I look forward to her next class! – Kelly Ann Steinruck


My name is Brooke Leibowitz. I am 11 years old and a member of Girl Scout Troop #20246 in Wellington, FL. I had to do a community service project as a part of my Girl Scout obligations. I searched the internet and found Malia Johnson and Deaf Talk, LLC online. I sent her an e-mail asking her if she could do a presentation for my troop about the deaf community. She said yes even though she lives three hours away in Orlando! It was an amazing and unforgettable meeting. Malia held the girls attention with her great personality for two hours, and they learned so much! Malia was funny and creative and very open to all of our questions and answered them very honestly. The amazing thing is that she managed to make us all feel comfortable even though we were a bit nervous about our ability to communicate to a Deaf person. She made us laugh and learn at the same time! After the meeting, I asked some people’s opinions of the presentation. EVERYBODY loved it, and was very moved by Malia, including the parents! I am so glad to have met Malia. She is an inspiration to me and I thank her for everything! – Brooke Leibowitz


Halifax Health retained the services of Deaf Talk, LLC to conduct education presentations regarding deaf and hard of hearing culture to registration staff. The sessions were extremely well received by the staff. Ms. Johnson’s presentations was professional and interesting, allowing the staff to hear a first hand account of potential difficulties deaf and hard of hearing persons face in hospital and clinical settings. I strongly recommend Deaf Talk, LLC to any company that is interested in promoting understanding of deaf and hard of hearing culture and wish to enhance their ADA training programs. I was extremely pleased with the level of professionalism Ms. Johnson portrayed, and the service that Halifax Health received was excellent. I would not hestitate to contact Deaf Talk, LLC again for future education programs. – A. P., Associate General Counsel


Malia Johnson is an excellent instructor. She is so open to questions and has taught me so much about the Deaf culture. I had tried to teach myself sign language and it wasn’t until having an instructor like Malia that I was able to finally communicate with my deaf friends and co-workers. I have gained confidence in my signing and I have noticed others in my class become more confident in the use of our newly acquired skills. I would recommend Malia’s class to anyone wanting to either further their knowledge or begin a new journey. I will continue in my learning process with Malia as my guide. – Debbie


Let me thank *you*, Malia for being such an amazing person and teacher! You are truly wonderful and I enjoyed the class very much! – Carissa


I just wanted to say “Thank You” for being the guest speaker at the Shop’s Diversity Brown Bag event. It was very nice to meet you and Ayla (what a wonderful dog!). In taking to some of our employees, I know they appreciated meeting you and listening to your background and experiences. Thanks again. – Dean L.


First, from everyone here at Furnishings, we can’t thank you enough for taking the time and sharing your experiences and helping us to understand what challenges a person has with being Deaf. You made an impression on everyone here. You have overcome and excelled which is most admirable. Your company was most pleasurable and it was so nice to meet you. Hope we have a chance to meet again. Your feelings and what you project are so genuine, I believe that is what makes you a very special person. You being you. Thank you.
– Mary Ann H.

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