History of Interpreter & CART Services
|1990||RICDHH created the pilot program for the Sign Language Interpreter Referral Service.|
|1993||After 3 successful years, RICDHH established the Interpreter Referral Service by awarding a contract to the Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL).|
|2003||RICDHH decided to move the Interpreter Referral Service in-house.|
|2009||RICDHH added the Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) service to its Referral Service on a pilot basis. The CART service, one of the other reasonable and effective accommodations offered in Rhode Island, is frequently used by hard of hearing people and cochlear implant users, as well as deaf people, in order to maximize communication access.|
|2010||After a successful pilot, CART service became part of the RICDHH Referral Service permanently.|
|2018||The Emergency Interpreter Referral Service After Hours (4 P.M. to 8 A.M.) has been discontinued.
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For ASL version, click here.