Rose is a Colorado based sign language interpreting agency, founded in 2009 by Rachel Rose.
We specialize in the communication needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community, and we’re proud to be 100% veteran and woman owned.
Rose handles short and long term needs for Federal agencies, colleges, medical and dental offices, businesses, religious organizations, K-12 schools, non-profit groups, family events, legal proceedings, and we even accept last minute requests as well.
Our interpreters and providers
Our pool of available interpreters and providers is ever-growing, thanks to word of mouth. Because of this, we can easily schedule the right person according to language preferences, certifications, time, location, etc. With more interpreters, we’re more able than ever to to fill your interpreter requests!
Why Rose? In antiquity, the rose symbolized confidentiality and privacy. It acted as a “do-not-disturb” sign when placed on tables in meeting houses, hence the Latin term Sub-Rosa. Confidentiality is the #1 priority for most people who use interpreting services, and we uphold the strictest privacy standards possible and in keeping with The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf’s Code of Professional Conduct.
Today, the rose is a well-known symbol of passion. In this field, passion is what brings most of us to work every day. Our passions for serving our community, for language and for people drive our careers.
About Rachel Rose
Rachel (“Rae”) is the proud owner of Rose Interpreting. A family friend introduced her to deafness and sign language as a child. She was amazed when she saw that interpreting could make a difference even for children.
She always knew she’d become an interpreter, but she also strongly believed that she should serve her country. At 18, she enlisted in the US Navy. Stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), she attained the rank of Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class (E5) and served during the 9-11 attacks.
After the Navy, she came home to study interpreting. In 2006 she graduated from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Currently, she holds BEI: Advanced certification and the Colorado authorization for K-12 educational interpreting.
*At this time, Colorado only recognizes RID certified interpreters under Colorado’s title protection act. Our owner believes strongly in the need for high standards in interpreting and has been disappointed in RID’s failures to provide a reliable, consistently available testing instrument for hearing and d/Deaf interpreters. In 2016 the National Association of the Deaf (which had until then partnered with RID in certification) mandated that RID recognize BEI certification. RID has not done so yet. The National Association of the Deaf shortly thereafter ended their collaboration.