Blessed Hands Interpreting Services facilitates communication between the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and the organizations they rely upon for health, education, employment, legal and more.
Approximately 23% of them live here. Model-based estimates by Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. (as of February, 2014) arrive at approximately 137,702 individuals (ages 18-64) with hearing disability in Michigan.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA) protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. Upon the request of the deaf consumer, a sign language interpreter is mandated by law to be provided at no cost to that consumer.
In the event a certified/qualified interpreter is needed to facilitate communication between a hearing and deaf or hard of hearing person – whether it’s business or personal – we are here to provide the interpreting services needed to ensure effective communication between both parties.
YOUR COMPANY MAY BE ABLE TO CLAIM TAX CREDITS
According to the National Association of the Deaf:
“Eligible small businesses may claim a tax credit of up to 50 percent of eligible access expenditures that are over $250, but less than $10,250. The amount credited may be up to $5,000 per tax year. Eligible access expenditures include the costs of qualified interpreters, CART services, and other auxiliary aids and services. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, P.L. 101-508, § 44. Please consult with your financial or tax advisor on this issue.”
National Association for the Deaf Q & A
*Source; 2011 Gallaudet University research findings