Adult Programs
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind

How to Request Services

Florida VR helps eligible individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind find, get or keep a better job. If you are eligible for VR services, you will meet with a VR counselor with special training in working with people who have hearing loss. Some VR counselors are also fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).
Visit The Steps to Using Vocational Rehabilitation to learn more..

Communicating and Work

VR can help you communicate with job interviews and at work. VR provides accommodations including:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assistive listening devices (FM Systems)
  • Real-time captioning
  • Other adaptive devices

VR also provides trainings to teach your supervisor and co-workers how to best communicate with you.

Deafblind Services

VR and the Division of Blind Services (DBS) work together to help people who have both hearing and vision loss. For those who are Deafblind, both VR and DBS will need to meet with the individual. They will work together to decide who will take the lead in providing services. A person who is Deafblind may receive services from both agencies at the same time.
Learn more about the Division of Blind Services.