If you are eligible for DORS services and you need a hearing aid to become employed, your DORS counselor will talk with you about the best way to obtain a hearing aid.
DORS sometimes uses Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) for American Sign Language interpreting.
VRI is sent via videoconferencing where at least one person, typically the live interpreter, is at a separate location.
VRI is different than Video Relay Service (VRS). VRS allows people who are deaf to place telecommunication calls and is regulated by the FCC; VRI is a fee-based service.
DORS provides ASL interpreters for consumer appointments and has Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf in many agency locations. However, VRI can be used when a staff person does not have access to an interpreter, but needs to immediately communicate with a consumer who is Deaf/HOH.
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The Vocational Rehabilitation program receives 78.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For Federal fiscal year 2021, the total amount of grant funds awarded was $46,881,489. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs $12,668,382 were funded by State appropriations.