Hawaii Interpreting Services’ priority is offering consumer-centered communication access. Please assist us by using our online profile to select your language preferences, update your contact information, and provide feedback regarding services rendered. HIS online also notifies you when an interpreter/captioner has been confirmed.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am visiting Hawaii, how can I find out about local Deaf Community events?
There are a few places you can look for Deaf Community calendars. The Aloha State Association of the Deaf (affiliate of NAD) on Facebook may be able to help you. DeafNews Hawaii is also on Facebook, contact the moderator for more information. Signs of Self also has a Community Calendar open to all.
I need an interpreter. What are my rights to communication access?
Your access to communication is our top priority. The following links may help you.
- Videos in ASL explaining the Americans with Disabilities Act by the Disability Communication Access Board (DCAB)
- Toll-free ADA Information Line at ADA.gov
- Contact us for more suggestions and resources
I did not understand the interpreter provided to me. What can I do to have a better experience in the future?
Hawaii Interpreting Services respects your right to complete communication access. Please update your online information regarding language and interpreter preferences. You can also contact HIS staff about specific concerns and future solutions.
Where can I find general information about the Deaf community in Hawaii?
Visit our Deaf Community Resources and Links.