Farmington Hills, MI, May 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services (DHIS) provides a continuum of services for deaf and hard of hearing older adults and their families in southeast Michigan, and supplies many of the state and nationally certified sign language interpreters in the state of Michigan.
According to the State, Michigan currently ranks eighth in the nation for deaf and hard of hearing individuals (approximately 1.4 million), and the demand for certified sign language interpreters is quite high. DHIS contracts with about 65 state and nationally certified sign language interpreters, many of who are bilingual and bicultural as well.
DHIS carries on a legacy of passion and dedication to providing top-quality services to the deaf community with a focus on older adults. The bulk of those services include providing sign language interpreters for members of the deaf community in a variety of day-to-day settings where access to effective communication is vital. Sign language interpreters with DHIS assist with communication for health care services, education, social services, financial services and communication when working with the legal system to name a few.
Sign Language interpreters play a pivotal role for members of the deaf and hard of hearing community to able to function in society, and DHIS takes pride in being able to provide a large number of the available state and nationally certified sign language interpreters in the state of Michigan.
For more information about sign language interpreters available through DHIS or other available services for deaf and hard of hearing older adults and their families visit www.dhisonline.org or call (248) 473-1888.
About Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Inc.
Established in 1993, Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services (DHIS) is a nonprofit, grass roots agency providing a continuum of high quality, comprehensive services for deaf and hard of hearing older adults and their families in southeast Michigan. DHIS links consumers to the deaf youth population through mentoring programs that enhance language and living skills, while promoting their independence and dignity through cooperative efforts with other community-based service providers and educational entities. Services include full case management, information and referral, advocacy, sign language instruction and accessing services such as legal aide, Social Security, hospitals, courts, medical clinics and home health care. Through 15 satellite sites located in seven counties, DHIS offers group education, free hearing screenings, social and recreational activities and individual client assistance. DHIS also offers experienced, professional, state and nationally certified sign language interpreters in a variety of public and private settings 24 hours, seven days a week. For more information visit www.dhisonline.org or call (248) 473-1888 or 248-473-1875 (TTY).