Our Mission

Versatile Interpreting Services (VIS) is an innovative sign language agency whose mission is to provide excellence in language and cultural access for Deaf community members through interpreting services, advocacy, information and referral by nurturing and developing competent practitioners, and partnering with businesses to develop best practices for interacting with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind individuals. 


About the Company

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VIS understands what it takes to have successful accessible communication defined by Deaf individuals. We are a Deaf-owned and Deaf-lead company whose vision is that all Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind individuals are empowered to have the opportunity for his/her most preferred, respected and comfortable access and communication interaction with the world around them.

We practice the utmost respect for each other and our consumers. We are committed to raising the standards in the profession of sign language interpreting within VIS and the wider community.

We promote a close, safe, and healthy relationship between the deaf and interpreter communities.


We honor the signing-centric working environment where you can be you! Our meaningful work commitment will bring the best impact to the community.

There is no magic formula to make an agency’s culture awesome. It is your autonomy, performance and passion that make this culture thrive.

Our History

Versatile Interpreting Services opened for business on February 15, 2018. The founder, Michael Maffucci, had been interpreting for years as a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI). He envisioned his own ideas and passion of providing quality service to clients and businesses. Michael’s ideas were transformed into a reality, and VIS was introduced to the community. With the community's support, VIS was born.

VIS opened for business from Michael’s office at his home. The first Deaf-owned and Deaf-led agency in Wisconsin (and still is) provides excellence in versatile services such as interpreting, translating and training programs to all clients, businesses and interpreters. After the first year, VIS increased its pool of interpreters by adding freelancers as they became aware of and interested in working with VIS.

VIS is offering versatile services: sign language interpreting, English/ASL or ASL/English written/video translation, workshops, advocacy and the Skill Advancement Program.


Versatile Interpreting Services, LLC is a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE), accredited by Disability:IN.