Online Focus

Online Focus is a subscription service for interpreter professional development. Since 2008, Online Focus has served hundreds of interpreters around the country with convenient, effective, and affordable educational solutions. Enjoy Online Focus at home, at work, or wherever you have access to a computer with high-speed Internet.


Please note: Currently we are unable to take credit card payments for our Online Focus purchases. Please call 585-235-7500 to complete your purchase.

All of our programs consist of streaming videos of D/deaf signing models to view and analyze with the help of corresponding "Guide Sheets", or homework, in PDF format.

Simply browse titles in our online store, subscribe to your desired programs, and add CEUs if you wish. Your subscription will become immediately active and we'll send you your username and password, plus a quick-start guide.

You may log in to view your training materials as often as you like during your subscription period, anytime 24/7. Keep in mind, there is an expiration date to your subscription, so you'll want to plan accordingly. Those who purchase the optional CEUs then mail or email their completed Guide Sheets to Interpretek.

Each program was developed in one of two distinct formats, "Totally Your Pace" and "Little Bit at a Time". The chart below explains more:

Format Titles Include Subscription Length Suggested Guidelines for Use
Totally Your Pace All of our Medical Focus with Nigel Howard programs, i.e. The Nervous System, Vol. I

All of our Educational Focus programs, i.e. Algebra and Social Studies
3 months
  • Work at your own pace to complete the assignments.
  • You may get it done in one super long sitting or break it up during the 3 months your subscription is active.
  • If you finish early, you may continue to view the videos until the expiration date (this works the same for the "Little Bit at a Time" format.
Little Bit at a Time We have two volumes each of

Fingerspelling Focus

Academic Focus


Deaf Storytelling
6 months
  • The educational benefit of this format depends on repeated exposure and regular, consistent work with the material over a long period of time based on the concept of spaced retrieval practice. As a general rule, you'll give these programs 10-20 minutes max per day.
  • We suggest working on Fingerspelling Focus 5 days per week and Academic Focus and Deaf Storytelling 2 days per week.
  • If you miss a day (or several), the material will be waiting in your account for you to catch up. For maximum benefit, avoid cramming - but you can if you need to!

Enter the Store

Online Focus is also great for ITPs/IPPs – our collegiate customers utilize it for the language lab, homework, or within the classroom as a curriculum supplement.

Ask about group discounts! We’ll customize a package for your classroom, staff, or study group. Just call 866.372.1773 or email


“Thanks so much for a wonderful program ... everyone agrees they have worked hard for their CEUs but have benefited more from this program than anything they have ever participated in.” – Janna Willnauer, Access Services Supervisor at Johnson County Community College

“Online Focus allows my staff to continue to improve their medical interpreting knowledge and skills during their down time. Online Focus is an amazing tool that fits into the often unpredictable schedules that my staff keeps. I will continue to provide my staff with the opportunity that Online Focus provides. I highly recommend Online Focus subscriptions!” - Jenny Mahieu, Language Access Manager, Olathe Medical Center