Pamela D’Occhio, NIC founded Deafinitions & Interpreting, LLC in 2003 based on a strong desire to advocate for equal communication for Deaf individuals in the communities where they live and work. Pamela is a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter. ASL is Pamela’s first language, as both of her parents are Deaf. As the ears and voice for her parents, she quickly became familiar with the wide array of hurdles and challenging situations Deaf individuals encounter every day.
The advent of the American with Disabilities Act which was signed into law on July 26th, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush obligated companies and organizations to provide effective communication access for Deaf individuals. With her own strong background in interpreting, Pamela founded D & I to serve and empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
Pamela served as a Board Member for the Delaware Association of the Deaf (DAD). D & I is an organizational member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and a member of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).
Pamela and the D & I team have steadily developed a reputation for providing quality interpreting and captioning services, as well as for their passionate attention to detail. With 100% client and consumer satisfaction as the goal, D & I staff strive to cultivate strong relationships with the communities we service, establishing a true partnership in working together to improve communication access.