Interpreting Services
Sally J. Pimentel
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

Seeing the way the world hears


There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

Our Services

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Sign Language Interpreting

Thank you for choosing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center for your sign language interpreting needs. We have been providing quality Sign Language Interpreters for 35 years to Southwest Florida.  Please click the link below, fill out the form so we may match our qualified interpreter(s) for your specific needs.  

ASL Classes

Sign Language Classes

DHHC offers a variety of evening classes in American Sign Language 1-6 and ASL conversational on an ongoing basis.  Classes are held at DHHC once a week for a 6 week session.  Each class builds on one other.  

Click below to see class schedule and register online.    

EIPA Testing Info

EIPA Testing

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, EIPA is a tool that evaluates the voice-to-sign and sign-to voice skills of interpreters who work in the elementary through secondary classroom using videotape stimulus materials and a procedure that includes a comprehensive rating system. 

More Programs

Deaf Mentor Program

Deaf Mentor

Deaf mentoring Deaf, working with the deaf and hard of hearing students and adults teaching deaf culture, life skills, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), family support,  job assistance,  immigration support and more. 

FREE FTRI Phone Program

FTRI Free Phone Program

The FTRI free phone program offers specialized amplified telephones that may help you end the frustration over the phone. The equipment is loaned AT NO CHARGE for as long as needed, to residents who qualify.

Information & Referral Services

Info & Referral

Are you looking for information or referral services regarding deaf and hard of hearing issues.  We are here to assist.  

Community Education

Community Education

Advocacy and Outreach to create community awareness regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals and supporting their rights as an American Citizen.



Membership is very important to us, as we are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.  We need your support and membership to support our mission.

Equipment Sales

Equipment Sales

Specialized equipment for sale for the deaf and hard of hearing.  Door bell flasher, baby monitors, smoke alarms, volume controlled phones, TV Ears,  tty's and more.



DHHC now known as the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center.

Dr. Albert and Sally Pimentel have graciously made a substantial donation of $50,000.00 to DHHC to pay off our mortgage.  We are so grateful it is hard to express... Thank you!

Sign and Sip Paint Night

 Please join us for our next "Sign and Sip" paint night on Tuesday, October 9th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. We will provide all the supplies needed to paint an 8" x 8" canvas with the ASL 'I love you" sign. You can choose from different designs and colors. We will also provide wine and snacks. Throughout the night, our awesome ASL instructor will be teaching basic signs to help you converse with the deaf community!  You may purchase your ticket in our online store. We hope to see you there! 

DHHC Shirts for Sale!

Wear your support for DHHC! We have awesome shirts now available in our online store. There are men's, women's, and children's sizes and colors! 



Safety tips in ASL, Churches, groups and links to articles regarding disabilities. 

American with Disabilities Act (ADA)


The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free
ADA Information Line.

800 - 514 - 0301 (voice)
800 - 514 - 0383 (TTY)


"To empower Southwest Florida's deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement."

Leaving YOUR Legacy

  A planned gift to the endowment fund will help ensure that the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency, that has meant the most to you in your lifetime will continue into the future. You do not have to be wealthy to give.  

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Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

(239) 461-0334


Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed