deaf and hard of hearing

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Currently there are no standard qualifications for American Sign Language interpreters in public schools. But Thursday the Florida House passed a bill unanimously that could that.

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Caught on cell phone videos and magnified by social media, law enforcement incidents dominate the news. Some Florida lawmakers are working on a host of measures to rebuild the relationship between police and the public.

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Some state lawmakers want stronger qualifications for interpreters working with deaf and hard of hearing students. 

Lawmakers Could Make 'Driving While Deaf' Safer

Feb 2, 2016
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For many people, interactions with law enforcement can be stressful. But for people who have difficulty communicating, these interactions can lead to grave misunderstandings. Some lawmakers are trying to make those interactions safer.