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    Programs that offer the services of people who are proficient in sign language, one of a variety of communication systems in which hand and body movements represent words, ideas, objects, actions and other concepts, to help people who are deaf or have hearing impairments and hearing individuals communicate with one another. Included are programs for individuals who are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) as well as those who use systems like Signed Exact English (SEE), Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE) which involve manually coded English, signed French which involve manually coded French, cued speech in which words spoken by lips are supplemented by cues which aid speech reading, and oral transliteration in which words spoken by an individual are silently mouthed to the deaf person accompanied by appropriate facial expressions and gestures to facilitate conveyance of the information. Sign language interpreters interpret in two ways: voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice. Voice-to-sign means the interpreter is signing to the deaf person what the speaker is saying. Sign-to-voice means the interpreter is voicing to the hearing person what the deaf person is signing. Some individuals want an interpreter who can perform both roles. Others prefer to speak for themselves and limit the interpreter's role to signing to them.

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    ASL Services - American Sign Language InterpretersProvides American Sign Language interpreting services and other services that focus on the needs of deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind and hearing individuals. They help facilitate interaction in their everyday lives. ASL Services also subcontracts from a network of more than 100 certified interpreters from all around the state of Pennsylvania and neighboring states. YorkAmerican Sign Language ServicesAmerican Sign Language Services
    Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC) - Deaf Interpreting ServicesCertified, Licensed, Interpreters are available for Medical Appointments, Counseling Appointments, Physical Therapy Visits, and Social Events.BeaverDeaf Interpreting ServicesBeaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC)
    Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc. - HeadquartersHearing testing, hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid sales and repairs, sign language interpreting, sign language classes, foreign language interpreting, assistive device sales, behavioral health services, psychiatric evaluations, counseling services, chemical dependency program, advocacy for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, personal assistance.AlleghenyPittsburgh OfficeCenter for Hearing and Deaf Services
    Center for Hearing and Deaf Services Sign Language Interpretation ServicesProvides sign language interpreters to the deaf and hard of hearing population in Southwestern PennsylvaniaWestmorelandSign Language Interpretation ServicesCenter for Hearing and Deaf Services
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing ServicesPromote the concerns that affect the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the four-state area of Western Maryland, the Northern and Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, South Central Pennsylvania, and North Western Virginia. Formed in November 1986, Deafnet provides a mechanism for people with hearing loss to advocate for the improvement of existing services and the creation of new ones. Deafnet is supported by people who, like you, are interested in making our community accessible to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing population and receives no federal or state funding. Deafnet provides sign language classes, interpreting and advocacy for the deaf. Training on the use of TTY's as well as on the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is also provided.FranklinDeafnet Association, IncDeafnet Association, Inc
    Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre - Interpreter ServicesDHCC was the first agency in the area to provide quality interpreting services. We have an excellent reputation and a long list of satisfied customers including hospitals, government departments, colleges/universities and businesses.DelawareDeaf-Hearing Communications Centre, Inc - Delaware; SwarthmoreDeaf-Hearing Communication Centre
    Disability Empowerment Center - ASL Interpreters and Certified Deaf InterpretersInterpreting Services: - Oral interpreting services - Voice interpreting service - Sign language interpreters to meet community needs (as available) - In-service training to various audiences - Sign language classes - Assistance in making telephone calls and filling out forms - Sale of assistive devices such as TTYs, light signaling systems and closed captioned television decoders - Tactile interpreting services to deaf-blind individuals - Video Relay on site Interpreters work with performing arts venues, conference facilities, schools, courts, hospitals, colleges, state and county government, mental health agencies, and all types of businesses.LancasterDisability Empowerment Center - LancasterDisability Empowerment Center
    LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living)The only organization in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to assisting persons with all types of disabilities. Provides community outreach and education, independent living skills, information on adaptive technologies/equipment, advocacy, information and referral, peer support, sign language interpreter referral service and specialized housing search and support. Provides information on programs that will pay for home modifications (to increase accessibility). Transportation Connect individuals with disabilities who are homeless to shelters LehighLVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)
    Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
    • Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    • Sign Language Instruction
    • Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
    • Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
    • Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    • Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
    • Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
    A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    SpiriTrust Lutheran ® Deaf ConnectionsServing deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the Greater York area. SpiriTrust Lutheran® Deaf Connections links the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities with the hearing community through interpreting, education and technology.YorkCommunity Outreach Services, Lutheran Social ServicesSpiriTrust Lutheran

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