Pamela D’Occhio, NIC is the founder and owner of Deafinitions & Interpreting, LLC. She founded D & I in 2003 based on a strong desire to advocate for Deaf individuals to have equal communication access in the communities where they live. Pamela learned first hand, and at a young age, that Deaf individuals had to overcome many hurdles. Having both parents who are Deaf, Pamela’s first language was, and still is ASL. She quickly became her parent’s ears and voice in a variety of challenging situations.


With the advent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, companies and organizations were now required by Federal law to provide effective communication access for Deaf individuals. In 2003, with a background of many years of interpreting, Pamela founded Deafinitions & Interpreting, LLC. to empower those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to be respected, self reliant individuals; equal in every sense to their hearing counterparts.


Pamela serves as a Board Member for the Delaware Association of the Deaf (DAD). Deafinitions & Interpreting, LLC 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 not only providing quality interpreting services, but also for their passionate attention to detail in striving to make every client completely satisfied with the level of service they receive. Deafinitions & Interpreting, LLC is successful because of our relationship with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing individuals in the community; working together to improve communication access. 



…To bridge the communication gap between the Deaf and hearing worlds through experienced professionals who practice ethical decision making, maintain confidentiality, and put into practice our industry’s Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) on every assignment.


We provide professional ASL sign language interpreting, Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI’s), Spanish interpreting, and a variety of languages for a variety of situations including but not limited to:

  • Educational (All levels)              

  • Government Agencies  

  • Legal & Business                        

  • Military Settings

  • Weddings/Funerals                   

  • Training/Therapy/Counseling

  • Theater/Concerts                       

  • Interviews

  • Mental Health                          

  • Child Birth

  • Meetings                                    

  • Hospital

  • Seminars/Conferences              

  • Medical Appointments

Pamela D'Occhio interpreting at the University of Delaware