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Samuels Communication Services, Inc, (SCS Interpreting, LLC) was founded in 2013 by Barry Samuels, CI/CT. SCS Interpreting specializes in providing interpreting services across various settings including, government, legal, platform, theatre, medical, mental health, occupational, tactile, conference, technical, education, religious and special events. 

Barry Samuels  interpreting for Politician, John Kerry


Barry Samuels is a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), as he was born into a family with two deaf parents. As Barry grew older, he quickly adapted to the deaf culture and he was motivated to use his experience to help others. Over the last 25+ years, he has devoted his life to honing his interpreting and tactile skillset, investing in further education and certifications, providing on-site interpreting (OSI) across various settings, developing and initiating trainings and workshops and providing video remote interpreting (VRI).

Barry is currently pursuing additional degrees in Psychology and Law to enhance his interpreting and tactile services.


Certifications & Experience


Government (National Institutes of Health, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Navy, US Department of State, US Department of the Interior, Financial Management Service, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Disability Determination Services)

Medical & Mental Health (INOVA, WRMC, Springfield State Hospital)

Theatres (Ford Theatre, National Theatre)

Religious Settings


Professional Certifications:

2006 RID CI/CT

Professional Organizations:

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Metro Washington Association of the Deaf/Blind

Potomac Chapter of RID (PCRID)

Additional Education & Experience:

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf & Blind

Our Services

Our Services

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On-Site Interpreting

On-Site Interpreting (OSI) is the traditional means of providing sign language where participants in the conversation and the interpreter are at the same location. SCS Interpreting, LLC has 25+ years of experience providing sign language services across various public and intimate settings. 

Barry Samuels  interpreting for DC Mayor,  Muriel Bowser

"Mr. Samuels is an excellent interpreter who takes his work very seriously. He is an outstanding team member, receptive to feedback, and works diligently to ensure customer satisfaction." 

Jeffrey Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling, Gallaudet University

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