Happy Tuesday FRID and Friends,
As many of you are no doubt aware, FRID has worked diligently with the governor’s office to encourage and support the State of Florida’s use of interpreters for emergency preparedness and communication during the 2016 hurricane season. Like you, we were pleased to note the State’s efforts in providing this vital service. In January 2017, the Board of Directors sent a letter of recognition to the State, in gratitude for its support in providing communication access to the Deaf community, especially during Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.
FRID would also like to recognize and thank all of the people who put in the time, energy, and hard work needed to bring this issue to the attention of the State, as well as those interpreters who provided services during the 2016 hurricane season.