Partnership’s Deaf Services facilitates communication to deaf and hard of hearing people in their everyday lives. The program assists with court appearances, doctor or dental appointments and a wide variety of additional situations that may arise in everyday living.
Interpreting services are available for any deaf individual, for emergency requests or corporate functions on evenings, weekends and holidays. Our service area covers over 22 counties including portions of Southeast and Middle Tennessee.
Those of us who hear may take for granted everyday actions that are part of living. Partnership’s Deaf Services offer interpreting, job placement, public awareness and advocacy that are vital to the deaf community.
Partnership's Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offer comprehensive programs to support the deaf and hard of hearing community with the following:
- Interpreting Services
- Access to Video Relay Service
- Job Placement and Retention Services
- American Sign Language Classes
Services for the deaf are free of charge. Interpreting services for businesses are offered at fair and competitive rates. Staff are highly trained, experienced interpreters. For more information, contact our offices at:
Voice Phone - (423) 697-3842
Video Phone - (423) 208-9801 or (423) 208-9802
Fax - (423) 697-3839
Address - 1800 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
ASL Class Schedule
Tips for Effectively Using Interpreters
-Seat the interpreter where your deaf client can see both you and the interpreter
-Speak to your deaf client, not to the interpreter
-Remember the interpreter will interpret everything you say, including “asides”
-The interpreter will act as a facilitator and will not participate in either the discussion or the decision-making process
-Any interpreter contracted with Partnership Deaf Services adheres to a code of ethics and requires impartiality and confidentiality in any interpreting assignment
-Either you or your deaf client can request an interpreter; call 423.697.3842