Resources

Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

As part of Nightingale’s ongoing efforts to Helping people… Helping businesses… Helping communities and providing professional Certified interpreters who have proven skills and bona fide qualifications, Nightingale Interpreting Services wants to provide the following list of deaf and hard of hearing resources. These resources are intended to assist individuals and businesses in finding information and learning about the Deaf culture and communities.

Please send an email to service@nightingaleinterpreting.com whenever you find a new resource for the deaf community that is not listed here.

DARS

Effective September 1, 2016, DARS programs and services were transferred to new agencies: Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC). Go to Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services for these services and to see which service went to which commission.

ADA Center – Southwest

(HCIL) Houston Center for Independent Living

HCIL on Facebook

National Association of the Deaf

Texas Bar Association

Texas Bar Communication Access Fund

Helping lawyers and clients with disabilities communicate effectively. When Texas lawyers and people seeking legal services need help communicating with each other, the State Bar of Texas can help the lawyers meet their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Funds are available to reimburse lawyers for sign language interpreters, Computer Assisted Real-Time Transcription (CART), braille documents, readers, and other services.