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Sign Language Associates and Visual Language Interpreting Combine With GoAmerica to Form Nation's Premier Sign Language Interpreting Services Company
Date:7/1/2008

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GoAmerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOAM), a provider of relay and wireless communications and professional interpreter services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-disabled persons, today announced a merger with two of the nation's premier sign language interpreting services firms: Sign Language Associates (SLA) and Visual Language Interpreting (VLI), both of which are based in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

The SLA and VLI transactions make GoAmerica the nation's leading provider of onsite sign language interpreting services, and will provide broader access to Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services for its customers. The transactions also expand the availability of certified, high-quality interpreters and transcriptionists for the Company's other products and services.

"Whether they're at work, at home, or on the go, our customers need communication access throughout the course of an ordinary day," said Dan Luis, CEO of GoAmerica. "We intend to become their preferred communication service provider, wherever and whenever they need to communicate. The transactions announced today deepen our resources and strengthen our ability to serve customers nationwide, whether they require onsite interpreting services or communication services through our video or text relay platforms."

Sign Language Associates was founded in 1982 at a time when the interpreting industry did not formally exist. As the nation's first and largest community interpreting business, SLA is known as the pioneer and has set the standard for service in the industry. Innovative programs like its nationally recognized Mentorship Program and the first video remote interpreting (VRI) service have set the Company apart as a leader striving to improve interpreter working conditions and employment opportunities.

"SLA is proud to have served the Deaf and interpreting communities for over 25 years," said Janet Bailey, President/CEO and co
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