Texas Interpreters Fellowship (TIF) is a woman owned small business that provides Deaf Communication Access, with onsite and virtual Sign Interpreters, Oral Interpreters, or CART service.
TIF has been providing Interpreter Services for San Antonio and surrounding communities, since 1992. With a focus on professionalism, we can provide your organization with the necessary interpreter for the job.
TIF also has years of experience working with the military community. We are also able to process Military Credit Card payments as well as all other major credit cards.
Our Founder's Profile
Lonna Ayres had over 35 years in the interpreting field, public schools, college, coordinator of interpreters at Saint Phillips College. Coordinated some of the first workshops in Texas for CEU's. Had the first silent weekend in Texas. Founded Deaf Day at Seaworld and coordinated the event for 6 years. Coordinated Deaf Day at Six Flags for eight years. Served on the Texas Association for the Deaf (TAD) committee to host the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) in San Antonio.
Founded Texas Interpreters Fellowship (TIF) in 1992. The first privately owned agency in San Antonio for deaf interpreting. With Doug Dittfurth, helped restart the San Antonio Chapter of Registery for Interpreters of the Deaf (RID). What is now called River City Interpreters.
Been a board member of the San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS), Coalition of Independent Living (COIL), and Alamo Service Connection (ASC) that created one of the first call services for seniors and disabilities. Been a church interpreter for 30 years, 27 continually at Trinity Baptist Church.
Northside Independent School District of San Antonio Texas has used the services of the TIF Interpreter Agency for many years.
They have consistently provided us with qualified Interpreters for the Deaf, for daily in class interpreter assignments, large conferences, performances and interpreters for Annual Review and Dismissal meetings.
We have found their coordinator responsible, dependable and personable. The interpreters they have provided us with are well versed in their craft.They arrive on time, prepared for the variety of situations we have needed them for.
Our Deaf Staff members and students have given consistently positive feed back on TIF interpreters.
We would highly recommend them to any program needing sign language interpretation and hope to continue to utilize TIF services at NISD for many years to come.
Rhoda Hockett - San Antonio