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22 12, 2016

VRI is an option, NOT the only accommodation

By |December 22nd, 2016|Disability Laws|0 Comments

It is a violation of both ADA and TJC to not offer onsite AND/OR online interpreting services. Video Remote Interpreting or VRI, must not be used in lieu of an on-site interpreter, or as the only accommodation available for Deaf or hard of hearing individuals’ communication needs. The preference of the deaf person *must* be […]

5 08, 2016

Beginning August 1, 2016, SLRS has new office hours

By |August 5th, 2016|Disability Laws|0 Comments

The office is now open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed daily for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

29 07, 2016

Department of Justice published “Beyond the Cases: 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Lives, Faces, and Stories Behind the ADA”

By |July 29th, 2016|Disability Laws|0 Comments

On July 28, 2016, the Department of Justice published “Beyond the Cases: 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Lives, Faces, and Stories Behind the ADA, ” an eight-page publication which provides brief case highlights and anecdotal stories of people with disabilities whose lives were changed by the Department’s ADA enforcement efforts. […]

13 05, 2016

Paperwork Reduction Act collecting information “Assessing the Potential Monetized Benefits of Captioning Web Content for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

By |May 13th, 2016|Disability Laws|0 Comments

Today the Department of Justice published a Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Notice in the Federal Register indicating that the Department will submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.  The proposed information collection is titled Assessing the Potential Monetized Benefits of Captioning Web Content for […]

3 05, 2016

South Carolina Police Department (CPD) to ensure effective communication to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing

By |May 3rd, 2016|Disability Laws|0 Comments

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the Columbia, South Carolina Police Department (CPD), to ensure effective communication to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Under the agreement, CPD will provide auxiliary aids and services, including sign language interpreters to people who are deaf or hard of hearing free of charge, […]

5 11, 2015

“Interpreter of the Year” & “Congeniality” awards- nominations open

By |November 5th, 2015|Community Events, SLRS happenings|0 Comments

SLRS is awarding our annual awards, “Interpreter of the Year” and “Congeniality” which will be presented to a deserving SLRS interpreter (contractor or staff). Please submit your nominations (private message me) for who you think is deserving of these awards and why by November 10th. Once nominations are in, YOU will vote for who […]

28 09, 2015

Year of ADA’s 25th Anniversary Continues with Settlement with San Juan County, New Mexico

By |September 28th, 2015|Disability Laws|0 Comments

The Justice Department today announced a Project Civic Access (PCA) agreement with San Juan County, New Mexico (County), to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. Under the PCA agreement, the County will improve access for people with disabilities using the County’s programs, activities, and services such as:  providing auxiliary […]