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What makes DHIS unique

 

  • Deaf owners who are lifetime, native users of American Sign Language and are familiar with different modes of communication used in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.
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  • Strong connection with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.
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  • Participation in the professional sign language interpreting community.
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  • DHIS uses a stringent screening process for sign language interpreters.  Upon completion of the screening process, each interpreter is assigned to specific tasks utilizing their maximum potential.  Interpreters are assigned to jobs that match their skill levels and not placed at tasks that require higher skill sets.
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  • Ongoing assessment and training of sign language interpreters’ skills.
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  • Organizational membership in the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the national professional association for sign language interpreters.  DHIS, Inc. and its interpreters follow the RID Code of Ethics.
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  • Maintenance of a deaf/hard of hearing consumer database with information regarding signing style and interpreter preferences.