Originally posted on AD in the Deaf Community:

Hello all:

As a result of our latest victory, a faith-based Get Out the Vote hosted an event prior to election and our first request for a sign language interpreter was made. Hooray!!! As I proceeded with my professor in ensuring an interpreter was provided, we succeeded in making sure a sign language intepreter was present. It is really an awesome feeling to see your work in advocacy succeed.

Before I continue, I want to ensure that all the readers and followers of this blog understand the process in what it takes to secure a sign language interpreter and what it means to a deaf/hard of hearing person to have one. For starters, whenever a deaf or hard of hearing person needs to conduct business of any sort for themselves, whether its a doctor’s appointment, job interview or job training, education, attorney meeting, or any event or situation that a deaf person needs to…

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