The EEO Office provides Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) for HQ DoDEA employees and visitors to our offices.
To request services, contact the Disability Program Manager or DMEO staff member in your local area. It is always best to request services as early as possible. Any assignment lasting over two hours usually requires an additional interpreter. As with most accommodation requests, the division, area office or district where the employee, interviewee, contractor or guest works (or will work) is ultimately financially responsible for the accommodation.
For more information contact a regional DoDEA Disability and Diversity Program Manager.
As with all accommodation requests, an employee must ask for an interpreter to be provided as we cannot assume that an interpreter is needed. Examples of when an interpreter should be used are:
If you are planning an event open to all employees and/or the public, you must ask if anyone has special needs or accommodation requirements. All general announcements or publicity for the event, meeting or interviews should always include a notice asking for special needs of the attendees.
Remember that the interpreter is only there to facilitate communication - not as a participant in the conversation.
Interpreters are professionals who must follow a code of ethics. Interpreters shall: