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).
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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.
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.
Information for persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind:
- Division of Blind Services
- Association of Late-Deafened Adults
- Described and Captioned Media Program
- Florida Association of the Deaf
- Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc.
- Hearing Loss Association of America
- Helen Keller National Center
- National Association of the Deaf