How to schedule accommodations for meetings needing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters
- June 14, 2014
For City of Portland meetings:
* Contact the Office of Management and Finance (Procurement services under the Bureau of Internal Business Services). The website address is: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bibs/26522? The City has recently hired ASL interpreters, on call based on contracts.
For other meetings:
* Contact Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program (ODHHSP) with the State of Oregon. The website is http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/odhhs/Pages/index.aspx. You can either make a request online or make a call. ODHHSP has recently contracting out with a private interpreting agency to coordinate such requests. Call Jeff, [(503) 947-5183] and see if he could refer you to appropriate private interpreting agency that ODHHSP contracts with.
* Look up on the website under http://asnwonline.com/ and schedule ASL interpreters, either call to (503) 447-5000 or click on the button "Request Online." Do this if the first one or second options are not successful.