Do you need to go to a doctor’s appointment or another kind
of appointment but do not know how to get an interpreter?
When you make the appointment with the office, let them know that
an interpreter will be needed for the appointment. You can suggest
that they call our office and we will help them find an interpreter.
Or they can contact Vocational Rehabilitation (866-879-6757) and
ask for the list of certified interpreters and make the calls themselves.
If they refuse to hire an interpreter, you can suggest they call
us. Or you can call us and give us their name, phone number, the
date and time of the appointment. We will call them and explain
the Federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which
requires them to provide effective communication.
We will then call you back to let you know if an interpreter will
"Your staff is unfailingly helpful. You
make our work and our outreach to the Deaf community much easier.
Thanks!" —Andrea Beaderstadt, Victim Survivor Support
Coordinator, Center for Crime Victim Services
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