Here are some additional resources that you may find useful. All of these links will direct you to other websites for other businesses and organizations. These links are provided purely for informational purposes, Hawaii Interpreting Services does not promote or sponsor any of these organizations. Information is current as of January 2014.
Aloha State Association of the Deaf
ASAD Hawaii, an affiliate of the National Association of Deaf, is a nonprofit organization that aims to strive and meet its objectives in serving the deaf/hard of hearing people in the State of Hawai`i.
American with Disabilities Act
The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, as well as educational information regarding how the ADA applies to businesses. Suggested Article: Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities
Comprehensive Service Center (CSC)
The Comprehensive Service Center (CSC) is funded by the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation through a contract with the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center on Disability Studies (CDS). The CSC offers a variety of educational classes, summer youth programs, and a one-stop referral service for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind. The CSC shares space with Signs of Self (SOS), an independent living agency for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind.
Department of Education - Educational Interpreters
Govermentjobs.com provides detailed information about the Educational Interpreter job position. For the most current information, look for the Classified Support Services Personnel Recruitment contact information at the DOE website.
Disability and Communications Access Board
DCAB maintains a Recommended Fee Schedule for Providers HAR 11-218 and administers the interpreting credential Hawaii Quality Assurance System. Suggested Videos: ADA Videos in ASL
Hawaii Registry of Interpreters
Hawaii RID, Inc. is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID, Inc.), a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the field of professional interpreting. Suggested Article: Live and Work in Hawaii
Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
HSDB is the only ASL immersion program for deaf and deaf-blind K-12 students in the State of Hawaii. They also offer Family ASL classes to families of Deaf children.
Island Skills Gathering
ISG offeres a complete array of assistive listening and alerting devices like Silent Call alerting system for a deaf person, a Comtek FM listening system for a hard of hearing person, or an augmentative communication device for a person with a speech disability.
Kapiolani Deaf Center at Kapiolani Community College
The Kapiolani Deaf Center provides programs and services for deaf students and faculty on the KCC campus, preparation of Deaf Education Paraprofessionals, programs for deaf children, their families, and teachers, and the Deaf Communities in Hawai‘i and the Pacific
National Court Reporters Association
NCRA promotes excellence among court recorders through membership, certification, and educational resources. Suggested article: NCRA Code of Professional Ethics
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
RID is a national membership organization which advocates for excellence in interpretation services. RID establishes certification, encourages ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct. Suggested articles: Standard Practice Papers
Relay Hawaii provides options for communication technology to Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents of Hawaii.
Signs of Self
Signs of Self is a nonprofit 501(c)3 serving the needs of people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or deaf-blind through independent life skills training, advocacy, and community education.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a state-federal program for individuals with disabilities who require assistance to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.