More Interpreters Needed

Michigan's Deaf Services Shortage

By Jorge Avellan

Michigan's Deaf Services Shortage

June 5, 2013 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM EDT

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mi. (TV 20 News) -- Michigan ranks number eight in the country when it comes the deaf population, however, it also ranks number 47th when it relates to the number of sign language interpreters it has.

Those who are deaf say there is no question that more interpreters are needed. The Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services organization based in Farmington Hills is among the few groups helping this community out around the clock.

Our Jorge Avellan spoke with a deaf woman as well as her interpreter and will have this story tonight on TV 20 News at Ten.

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