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Houston presentation will share ways lawyers can have interpreter fees reimbursed

Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Houston Police Department will host a presentation about a fund that will help lawyers get reimbursed for interpreter or other communication aids needed with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.

Picture of courtroom showing judge's desk far from seats of other people.
Court rooms present special challenges for people with hearing or vision loss. The long distances between speakers makes the environment challenging. photo credit: 1897 Courtroom via photopin (license)

This event is a part of the department’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Positive Interaction Program.

According to a flyer from the department, Brandon Tuck, member of the Texas State Bar of Disability Issues, and also a certified sign language interpreter, will discuss the fund, which was created by the State Bar of Texas.

The fund reimburses lawyers sign language interpreters, Computer Assisted Real-Time Transcription (CART), Braille documents, and screen readers to support effective communication.

Sign says Lawyer and points to a business.
A fund helps lawyers get reimbursed so that they can maintain effective communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. photo credit: Lawyer via photopin (license)

There will be door prizes at the event and anyone wishing to volunteer to bring food or drinks to the meeting should email James Sobota.

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Woodhaven Church for the Deaf at 9920 Long Point Rd. Houston, TX 77055.

If you’d like to learn more or have questions, contact Officer James Sobota at Voice # 713-308-9079 or by email.

An ASL Interpreter and captioning will be provided.

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