Subject: Communication Accessibility


Because our discussion will involve more than simple concepts, in order for me to effectively communicate, I request the services of a qualified Interpreter. A pen and paper method will not be sufficient in this situation.

Under the ADA, a qualified Interpreter is someone who is able to interpret effectively, accurately, and impartially both receptively and expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary. [See 28 C.F.R. 36.104.]

I request a certified Interpreter from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the National Association of the Deaf, or Michigan's Division on Deafness with a BEI level _______ or above.

I will not be able to effectively participate in a decision if I do not have appropriate communication accessibility.
Thank you very much!

Communication Accessibility is covered by both federal and state laws. If you would like further information, please call the toll free number of the Department of Justice at 1-800-514-0301 voice or 1-800-514-0383 tty. You can also contact Michigan’s Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-877-499-6232 v/tty.
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By: Brinks & Associates [Grand Rapids, MI]
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