VisCom Documents:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division – Disability Rights:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office for Civil Rights:

Affordable Care Act (ACA) – The Law of Language Access

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Use VRI only when unable to secure the services of an onsite qualified interpreter.

The NAD recognizes that VRI services are a valuable back up communication tool which has the potential to ensure that no deaf person will ever be without communication access in the medical setting.  Nevertheless, due to the limitations of VRI, the NAD recommends that hospitals provide VRI services only when they are unable to secure the services of on-site qualified interpreters.

Florida Association of the Deaf (FAD)

Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 

Hearing Loss Association of America

Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota