Our origin is deeply rooted in our personal journeys as individuals who grew up Deaf, coming from diverse educational and family backgrounds. We have experienced firsthand the impact of language deprivation, both within ourselves and among our family members and peers. As Deaf individuals, we became unintentional language facilitators, bridging the communication gaps for our loved ones.
These experiences fueled our passion to become professional Deaf Interpreters, driven by a shared mission to address the widespread issue of language deprivation in Deaf communities worldwide. The staggering fact that 98% of deaf children in the United States lack access to American Sign Language in K-12 education underscores the urgency of our cause.
With deep roots in the Deaf community, we intimately understand the far-reaching effects of language deprivation. We have witnessed how it hinders human connections for deaf individuals, both children, and adults alike. Our collective experiences have shaped our work across various sectors, from academia to non-profits, private industries, and government.
As we connected and collaborated as Deaf Interpreters, we recognized the crucial role that agencies play in perpetuating this epidemic. It was this realization that brought us together, united in our determination to put an end to language deprivation. We knew that by joining forces, we could redefine the standards of interpreting agencies, delivering true language access and empowerment.
Thus, Rooted Connections was born. Our purpose is to break the mold of traditional interpreting agencies, paving the way for a new era of language access that embraces inclusivity and genuine understanding. Our unique value proposition lies in our authentic connection to the Deaf community, and our unwavering commitment to eradicating language deprivation. Together, we stand as a superb team, ready to make a transformative impact and foster true language access for all.