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i. 5. Personnel to Address Individual Communication Needs

Describe how the designated State unit has personnel or obtains the services of other individuals who are able to communicate in appropriate modes of communication with or in the native language of applicants or eligible individuals who have limited English speaking ability.

Current Narrative:

ICBVI employees that are fluent in Spanish are recruited to serve the needs of the Hispanic communities located throughout the state.

ICBVI has chosen to purchase sign language interpreting services for individuals who are deaf. In cases where the client is deaf and blind, ICBVI will often work collaboratively with the general VR agency and the Helen Keller’s national and regional centers to provide services. If ICBVI has a client who is monolingual speaking an interpreter will be hired by the agency.