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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

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

12/06/2019

DHHC Holiday Party

6pm - 9pm

1860 Boy Scout Dr. B208

Event Details

12/06/2019

DHHC Holiday Party

We invite you to join us on Friday, December 6th from 6pm-9pm for our annual holiday party. There will be free food from The Hungry Pony foodtruck for the first 100 RSVPs and beer donated by Old Soul. This event is for everyone; hearing, deaf, hard of hearing, etc. Come practice your ASL! There will also be a Signing Santa from 7pm-7:30pm. See you there! 

6pm - 9pm

1860 Boy Scout Dr. B208

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Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

(239) 461-0334

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed