Language Matters, Inc. (LMI) is a privately owned company that provides cued, signed, and spoken language services and materials.
Language Matters, Inc. was incorporated in 1997. Prior to that, LMI was part of the TECUnit which had originally been established as a training, evaluation and certification organization for cued language transliterators. Language Matters, Inc. was formed to specifically house the training, employment and product entities, leaving the new TECUnit eligible for “non-profit” status to continue the certification and evaluation aspects of the original group.
LMI has since branched out into providing training and information for sign language interpreters and spoken language interpreters.
LMI comprises three main divisions: Media Matters, Interpreting Matters, and Education Matters.
Media Matters provides products for purchase. These include practice materials for sign language interpreters, cued language transliterators and beginning cuers. Informational materials include books on cued American English, sign language interpreting and bound materials on cued language transliterating.
Interpreting Matters provides sign language interpreters and cued language transliterators on request. Interested sign language interpreters and cued language transliterators can apply online for work.
Education Matters is the training arm of the organization. On-site courses and worksessions are typically provided by organizations, such as school systems, for their interpreting/transliterating employees. Most of Language Matters, Inc. classes are approved for college credit by the American Council on Education and offer RID CEUs.
Education Matters provides instructors who are trained, nationally certified professionals in their field.
Language Matters - The official website of Language Matters, Inc. contains department descriptions, descriptions of courses, instructor bios, and a calendar of courses offered around the country.