Supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, obtaining accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines can come with increased challenges. In Broward County Florida, vaccination sites lacked American Sign Language (ASL) and other language interpreters, and some community members struggled to obtain accurate information when they went to get vaccinated. To combat the problem, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Broward hosted several vaccine clinics at their office, providing ASL and Spanish interpreters to help ensure that their clients received the correct information in their own language. By providing this space, CIL ensured that community members could have their questions answered, and get vaccinated at a familiar place where they felt safe.