Professional Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription Services for NYC

Who We Are

Ready to provide access to the world from the very center of the world, Inclusive Communication Services, Inc. (ICS) delivers ADA compliance with professional sign language interpreting and transcription services for all events and purposes. Committed to ethical, individualized, and inclusive interpreting practices, ICS professionals omit the anxiety of language boundaries to make your next show, meeting, or presentation distinct and compelling. ICS takes pride in being an agency that developed from the generosity and guidance of the Deaf and sign language interpreter communities alike. In this spirit, ICS continues to patronize the NYC Deaf community through pro-bono services for non-profit and Art organizations and donations to underfunded schools for the Deaf abroad. For whatever your communication needs may be, ICS hopes to be an enriching hand in the experience.

Our History

Inclusive Communication Service, Inc. was the inspiration of two interpreters who developed from students to professionals in New York City. Cultivating their knowledge of minority-sensitive and multiple disability interpreting, the team began to recognize how these and other communities continued to be overlooked and overgeneralized in contemporary interpreting agency practices. The two interpreters sought to improve Deaf, Deaf-blind. and hard-of-hearing inclusion in their community by creating an agency that would consider the client’s complete identity and language profile and finds the optimal interpreter to match their needs. In January 2017, Shelby Edwards and Tyler Herron co-founded Inclusive Communication Services with a commitment to providing affordable, premium sign language interpreting services in NYC. Since its initiation, ICS has become a community resource for economic accessibility and ADA solutions and continues to set the standard for accommodation agencies through its ethics, community-support, contractor-friendly structure, and philanthropy. ICS is sincerely grateful to the NYC Deaf and interpreter communities, without whom the agency would not have been able to blossom.

Our Mission

Inclusive Communication Services’ mission is to improve inclusion in the communities we serve by being an affordable resource for premium sign language interpreting and transcription services. Appreciating that each individual is compiled of a mosaic of cultures, languages, and identities, ICS commits to ADA compliance and referring qualified professionals prepared to understand and match your needs. As the community invests in ICS, we vow to contribute services to underfunded organizations and to donate to inclusion-expansion efforts abroad.

Tyler HerronTyler Herron

  • Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio
  • Bachelor’s in Spanish and ASL-English Interpreting from Maryville College
  • Specialized interpreter for Deaf-Blind, Spanish-influenced, and LGBTQ-sensitive interpreting
  • CFO, founder, and coordinator of ICS
  • ADA Accessibility Consultant for Accommodating the Deaf, Deaf-blind, and Hard-of-hearing
  • Tyler@ICSInterpreting.com

Shelby EdwardsShelby Edwards

  • Born and raised in Jonesborough, Tennessee
  • Bachelor’s in Deaf Studies and ASL-English Interpreting from Maryville College
  • Specialized interpreter for Theatrical Productions, Deaf-Blind, working with Children with Autism
  • CEO, founder, and coordinator of ICS
  • ADA Accessibility Consultant for Accommodating the Deaf, Deaf-blind, and Hard-of-hearing
  • Shelby@ICSInterpreting.com