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We Are Hiring!

Pittsburgh Language Access Network (PLAN) is looking for qualified interpreters for all languages. We offer training, a flexible schedule, and competitive salary. Our skilled interpreters work in healthcare settings, schools, and with social service provider agencies. Excellent opportunity to use your language skills to connect with immigrant communities and providers all over Allegheny County. Must… Continue Reading We Are Hiring!

Governor mandates interpretation/translation of protocols for essential business employees whose native language is not English

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in its ongoing efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Governor’s office announced new regulations for essential business that remain open. The new rules include that businesses must: “Ensure that all employees who do not speak English as their first language are aware of procedures by communicating the procedures,… Continue Reading Governor mandates interpretation/translation of protocols for essential business employees whose native language is not English

COVID-19 Response: Interpreting Departments Remain Open 24/7

HDS’ interpreting departments—both American Sign Language (ALS) and Foreign Language (PLAN)—are continuing to work 24/7 to ensure services are provided for those in need. We are working closely with UPMC and Allegheny Health Network staff, doctors, medical personnel, and patient relations departments to ensure that our staff, interpreters, and clients are staying safe while continuing… Continue Reading COVID-19 Response: Interpreting Departments Remain Open 24/7

City of Pittsburgh: Free Smoke Alarms for Deaf/HH Residents

Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones applied for federal grant money to cover the cost of signaling/alerting smoke alarms for Deaf/HH residents. The $1 million federal grant also covers fire safety training, which recipients of the special smoke alarms will have to attend. HDS is pleased to partner with Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire on related training… Continue Reading City of Pittsburgh: Free Smoke Alarms for Deaf/HH Residents