Welcome to Words for the Eyes, LLC


Hands showing the 26 letters of the alphabet in American Sign Language.

Words for the Eyes is more than a sign language interpreting and consulting company.  We cultivate long-term relationships with our clients and establish a communications partnership.  Our clients know that we never fill requests for services by sending the first available interpreter.  Rather, we act as communication allies for our clients by analyzing our list of talented interpreters and carefully selecting the most appropriate individual for the job.  Factors we consider include the following:

If you think your company could benefit from gaining a communications ally, please contact us to request an evaluation copy of our rates and policies.

Simplify your interpreter contracting process

Using Words for the Eyes to coordinate interpreting services can save you and your organization time.  Learn more about how we can simplify your contracting processes by reading our Client Benefits page.


Words for the Eyes has been coordinating interpreting services in Pennsylvania since 2006.  The owners are a husband and wife team, Mark and Heidi Hartley, who have each been actively involved in the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing community for more than 30 years.  Words for the Eyes is committed to providing professional, highly qualified interpreters who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of the consumers it serves. 

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About Mark

I am a certified member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). I hold two certificates - the NIC: Advanced, and the Educational Certificate: K-12.  I work as an educational interpreter and am available for community work when school is not in session.

About Heidi

I hold three certifications issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) - the Certificate of Interpretation (CI), the Certificate of Transliteration (CT), and the Oral Transliteration Certificate (OTC).