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!
Sign Language classes are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back for updated information. We hope to be able to reschedule soon. Thank you for your continued interest!
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
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
ODHH created a helpful Communications card in the event that you or someone you love needs health care assistance related to COVID-19. Download the card here.
Due to the quickly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in response to new recommendations regarding the safety of our employees and clients, HDS is taking the following actions effective March 18, 2020: 1. HDS staff will work remotely and our facilities in Pittsburgh and Greensburg will be closed. 2. ASL classes are delayed indefinitely. 3. DYP… Continue Reading COVID-19 Response: Staff, Facilities, Classes, and DYP
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
HDS is a testing site for the RID NIC Interview & Performance Exam (NICPE). Refer to RID’s website for information or download the NIC Candidate Process document.