The Office of Translation & Interpretation provides language support to assist in the communication of academic information between schools and parents to increase engagement in school activities and district-wide functions. This full range of language services are designed to help in AISD’s mission of providing a comprehensive educational experience to prepare our students for college, career and life.
We offer a variety of translation & interpretation services that ensure meaningful language access for students and parents so they may have an active role in the student’s education.
For support with Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings, please contact the Special Education Department at (512) 414-4063.
If you would like to request our services, please select one of the following options:
- Interpretation (Oral): for District-wide and school wide functions, we offer oral consecutive or simultaneous interpretation services into Spanish with the ability to provide services into Vietnamese and Arabic for district-wide events on a case-by-case basis. Other languages may be available through additional support from the Office of Refugee Services also on a case-by-case basis.
Request Interpretation Services (Fill out the online form).
- Translation (Written): We offer (written) translation services of a wide variety of documents into Spanish through our in-house staff. Translations into Vietnamese, and Arabic are also available for district-wide distribution on a case-by-case basis. Other languages may be available through additional support from the Office of Refugee Services also on a case-by-case basis. Documents submitted for translation will be processed in the order received and typical turn-around time is within 10 business days although this may vary due to availability, complexity of the document, and length.
Request Translation Services (Fill out the online form).
- American Sign Language (ASL): We offer district-wide and campus-wide support through a third-party vendor for interpretation services into American Sign Language (ASL) upon request. Please note, some events may incur a cost to the requesting department.
Request Sign Language Services (Fill out the online form).
- Over-the-phone Interpretation (OPI): OPI services are available in more than 240 languages through an over the phone interpreting service for simple matters not requiring an in-person interpreter. The service is available to anyone with austinisd.org credentials.
If you have any questions you may also contact our office at:
Office of Translation & Interpretation
Department of Communication & Community Engagement