The Learning Center for the Deaf has welcomed Lia Angeli as Director of its Communications and Access Services (CAS).
Lia joins TLC with a diverse background in interpreting, business and leadership. Since 2008, Lia has owned and operated HandsUp Interpreting; a multi-service agency that coordinates interpreting services in a variety of settings such as medical, mental health, employment support, and government agencies.
Lia brings more than 15 years of professional interpreting experience, including most recently at the Defense Logistics Agency and Department of the Treasury in Virginia.
Growing up immersed in Deaf culture and using American Sign Language, Lia’s brother, uncle, and two sister-in-laws are Deaf. Lia also attended various Deaf camps.
Our ASL and Deaf interpreting services are offered in a variety of settings, including education, medical, business and therapeutic. Our Interpreters work across Massachusetts while maintaining local or national credentials and/or certification.
Our Community ASL Classes provide immersive, informal classes for the broader community to learn, enrich and enhance their ASL. Taught by Deaf instructors, our classes provide a rich and engaging environment for entry-level learners. Customized courses are also offered for distinct groups when applicable.
TLC’s Communication and Access Services also provides information regarding the Deaf Community, how to work with interpreters, and how to make communication more accessible.