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Our Services

Request Interpreter

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

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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

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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

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

Membership

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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.

IN THE NEWS

Resources

Resources

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

American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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 ADA INFORMATION LINE

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)

OUR MISSION:

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

Leaving YOUR Legacy

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  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.  

DHHC Calendar

Calendar of Events

09/14/2019

TalkAware Launch Party

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cape Coral Power Squadron

Event Details

09/14/2019

TalkAware Launch Party

Come and celebrate with us! We're launching the coolest voice-to-text app, TalkAware™, next month. Enjoy music; drawings and giveaways; emoji bingo, balloon art and face painting for kids; a scavenger hunt for teens and adults; an introduction to TalkAware™ and presentations about other mobile apps and services at this family friendly event. Admission is free! There will lots of chances to win prizes. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center in Fort Myers.  

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cape Coral Power Squadron

09/21/2019

Deaf Life Day

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Old Soul Brewing

Event Details

09/21/2019

Deaf Life Day

 Briefly experience Deaf culture and celebrate Deaf Awareness Month with us! This event is for everyone. There will be children activities and face painting. 


Learn to "sign" your name and get a FREE beer! 

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Old Soul Brewing

01/11/2020

Deafies in Drag

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Event Details

01/11/2020

Deafies in Drag

 Please join The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center, along with the SWFL deaf and hearing community, for an evening filled with laughter, interactive entertainment, games, prizes, and most importantly, deaf awareness and culture!

language barriers, and educating the life of the deaf community through comedy sketches.

View their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/deafiesindrag/

This event venue can only hold 180 people and it WILL sell out! Get your tickets now on EventBrite.

*All parts of the show will be professionally interpreted for both deaf and hearing patrons. The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center wants to be sure that every individual is successfully accommodated.*

The proceeds from this event will benefit The Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center. 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

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Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

(239) 461-0334

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed