DAC Interpreting — Business Cards
Do you need an interpreter, but work to say no to interpret? Doctor refuses to provide an interpreter? The lawyer doesn’t want to pay for an interpreter? You have the right to equal access. Watch the blog as DAC’s Interpreting Dept Manager Eric Patterson explains our new business cards with the info on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CC for non-ASL users is available. Transcript for the Blind and the Deaf-Blind is also available in the video description.
Contact: Eric Patterson
Contact #: 972-850-7365
Closed Captions (CC) provided for non-ASL users.
Transcript for the Blind, and the Deaf-Blind:
A bearded Caucasian man in a blue button-up shirt and a pair of black pants stands, facing the camera. He signs to the camera: “Hello, I’m Eric Patterson. I’m the manager of the Deaf Action Center (DAC)’s Interpreting Department. The reason for my vlog today is that I would like the opportunity to announce our new business cards. The point of the new business card is the additional information on the back. The information explains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
I will go ahead and show you how the card looks. As you can see, I felt that the reason to put these information is to allow the Deaf to advocate for themselves when trying to explain that they need interpreters for access to services. What’s the problem? I noticed that when I first distributed the business cards, some Deaf people come to me and ask what the information on the back is for. So that got me thinking “oh, what do I need to do?
How can I clearly explain this in depth?” I had an idea to make a vlog. That’s why I’m making a vlog, to explain the back of the business card. The Americans with Disabilities Act helps make sure that the Deaf have access to services. So what to do with the business cards? You go to a service where there is a communication barrier. Like the doctor’s office, where you need an interpreter and the doctor asks “why” or tells you to pay for yourself. Or the doctor suggests that you have your family member to interpret for you. Respond by having them read the business card.
It will explain their responsibility to provide an interpreter for you. That should give them the realization of “oh, I did not know that I am responsible to provide an interpreter.” Also, it has our contact information on the back at the top in the blue. Show it to your doctor or any services you need access/an interpreter for. They then will contact us with the questions they might have for us. We’re willing to explain what their obligations are, to make their services accessible and to make sure that you get an interpreter. If you want business cards, just call me on videophone (VP).
My VP number is (972) 850-7365. Call me and let me know your mailing address. I can mail the cards to you. Or you can come and visit us at DAC. We have business cards ready for you to take. You can also come and meet me with any questions you might have about the card itself. I’d be willing to sit with you and explain how you can use this for benefit and to make sure you have an interpreter. Again, my VP number is (972) 850-7365. Plus, our address is 5910 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX 75235. Thank you for watching!” The video cuts to the DAC Interpreting logo.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/9mmFa53KNbc
Deaf Action Center (DAC) is Dallas-Based nonprofit organization website: http://www.dactexas.org