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Free sign language interpretation service for rural CO to be extended

 

Last updated 8/11/2021 at 1:05pm

Karin Hill

A sign language interpreter provides services to an individual at a public meeting.

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has announced the Rural Auxiliary Services (RAS), formerly the Rural Interpreting Services Project, has been made permanent following a highly successful pilot program. Through Senate Bill 21-216, the former pilot is now an established program and will continue to provide and expand sign language interpreting services at no cost to rural communities for medical, legal and employment-related services, and more.

The RAS is run by the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (CCDHHDB), which is housed within CDHS. Many cl...



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