Portland Public Schools offers, at no cost, equipment for language interpretation at PPS events. This equipment consists of 30 transmitters and 210 headsets.
The equipment is recommended for events where more than three people require the services of an interpreter. One transmitter is needed for each language group, and one headset for each person requiring interpretation services. Each transmitter includes a headset for the interpreter.
Reserve interpretation equipment by calling 503-916-3254.
Policy for borrowing the Interpretation equipment:
- 48-hour reservation notice
- 24-hour cancellation notice
- Completion of a 15-minute training session (first-time users only)
- Equipment must be picked up and returned by a PPS staff person
You can pick up the Language interpretation equipment at the TIS office at Blanchard Education Service Center, 501 N Dixon St.