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Links to other Services
Sorenson Video Phone: Sorenson Communications provides videophones and software exclusively to deaf individuals who require Video Relay Service (VRS) to place and receive calls.
Montana Association of the Deaf and Blind: As a nonprofit organization, MAD’s advocacy scope covers any issues that may affect present and future generations in the areas of communication, and more.
Montana Language Skills Assessment in English and/or ASL, Communication Skills Assessment: Specialists who conduct these assessments will meet with the family to provide input for an educational program for the child.
Montana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID): Montanan’s network of professional interpreters, we are a non-profit organization with a mission to empower, promote, and educate the interpreters of Montana.
Deaf Law Center: If you have been illegally refused a sign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodations, our firm will aggressively litigate on your behalf.
National Association of the Deaf Healthcare Providers & Video Remote Interpreting: The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) seeks to ensure that all healthcare providers, including doctor’s offices and hospitals, understand their legal obligations with respect to serving deaf and hard of hearing patients.
Video Remote Interpreting Card: Per federal regulations, VRI does not provide effective communication unless it meets all of the following criteria…
Rights in Obtaining Mental Health Services by NAD: Obtaining mental health services is a personal and private decision. It can also be very challenging – and especially challenging for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Montana LIFE Manual – Resources for Deaf& Hard of Hearing: This directory holds resources as a way to improve postsecondary options for deaf and hard of hearing students as they transit from secondary education programs.
ASL Interpreters Code of Professional Conduct: This Code of Professional Conduct is sufficient to encompass interpreter roles and responsibilities in every type of situation (e.g., educational, legal, medical).
Developing Communication and Language Skills with Children who are Deaf-Blind: It is critical for parents and family members to have resources for training and support to provide opportunities for their child to have access to the world beyond their limited hearing, sight, or reach.
Classroom Interpreting Guides for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Six publications have been developed for school administrators, educators, educational interpreters, students, and parents to support language access for deaf and hard of hearing children in general education settings.
Montana Codes Annotated Assignment of Persons Providing Sign Language Interpreting for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 10.55.718 ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONS PROVIDING SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Montana DPHHS Qualified Sign Language Interpreter List: The certifications listed above are recognized by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
ASL Interpreter (Standard Practice Papers) by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: RID’s Standard Practice Papers (SPPs) articulate the consensus of the membership in outlining standard practices and positions on various interpreting roles and issues.
Communicating with People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people who are deaf or hard of hearing are entitled to the same services law enforcement provides to anyone else.