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Employees of public agencies (state, county, city and municipal) can use the online form below to request American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters or real-time captioning (CART). These services are coordinated through Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS). The requesting agency is responsible for payment.
Employees of public agencies (state, county, city, or municipality) can use this form if ASL or CART services are needed at a public office or agency. See “How do I request accommodation services” below.
If you are not a public office or agency, you can find interpreters through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Our staff can help with general information, but we can't recommend specific agencies or schedule interpreters for you.
Employees of public agencies:
If you are not an employee of a public office or agency:
You should consult first with the person who needs the accommodation about their preferences. But in general:
The public office or agency that is requesting accommodations is responsible for payment. ODHHS arranges for the accommodations but does not pay for them.
You are required to provide billing contact information when you make the request. If you don’t know who the billing contact person is, please find out before placing the request, or (in an urgent situation) by the date of service.
Depending on how long the appointment is scheduled for, you need to cancel from 1 to 3 business days in advance to avoid paying the full invoice.
If you don't cancel within these timeframes, you will be responsible for paying the full cost of the scheduled services.
If you are a sign language interpreter (hearing ASL interpreters, PTASL interpreters, tactile interpreters, CDIs) or CART provider and would like to receive assignments through ODHHS, please connect with us. We especially seek interpreters and CART providers from under-served areas of Oregon.
Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and provide your resume.
The ODHHS Accommodations Coordinator will send out blasts for any assignments to all providers in your geographic area.
When you receive an assignment, you will get an email confirmation that includes:
To request payment:
We require requestors to provide from 1 to 3 days advance notice of cancellation, depending on how long the scheduled appointment was for. If an appointment is cancelled with less than the required notice, you are entitled to invoice for the full amount of the scheduled work.
Email us if you have questions or problems with the online form.
If you need advice or referrals for yourself or someone else who is Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing, visit our services page.
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