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Virginia Relay Recognizes Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 8, 2014 in Community News


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Dial 7-1-1 to access free public telephone service for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind or have difficulty speaking

Richmond, Va. – Virginia Relay recognizes Better Hearing and Speech Month this May. Sponsored by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1927, this annual observation provides opportunities to raise awareness about hearing and speech difficulties and to promote resources that can improve the quality of life for the nearly 40 million Americans who experience difficulty hearing and/or speaking.

Virginia Relay provides the most up-to-date technologies and assistive devices to enable people in Virginia who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind or have difficulty speaking to communicate by telephone.

To benefit from Virginia Relay, Virginia residents may take advantage of any of these resources:

Download Entire Announcement (PDF) . . .

VDDHH – Virginia DMV Offering ASL Version of Written Tests for Driver Licenses

May 8, 2014 in Community News


VDDHH is pleased to share the attached press release from the Virginia Department for Motor Vehicles (DMV) announcing the availability of an ASL version of three different knowledge tests (Driver’s License, Motorcycle License and Commercial Driver’s License).

The addition of the ASL versions does not mean that a sign language user cannot still request an interpreter for the test.  VDDHH will continue to work directly with consumers who prefer a face-to-face interpreter to schedule an interpreter for the testing process.

Please spread the word about this!

Download Press Release (PDF)

Leslie Prince

VDDHH Administration, Policy and Interpreter Programs Manager


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