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Sign Language Interpreting Services Program

In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part § 15e.160, and Departmental Regulation (DR) 4300-008, Reasonable Accommodations and Personal Assistance Services for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities, the Office of Operations TARGET Center facilitates USDA’s National Capital Region (NCR) Sign Language Interpreting Services Program.

The NCR Sign Language Interpreting Services Program provides in-person and virtual sign language interpreting services by utilizing visual or tactile modes of communication for USDA Supervisors, Managers, HR Specialists, program and event coordinators, employees who require sign language interpreting services, employees who work directly with the public, USDA job applicants, USDA customers, and USDA visitors in the NCR who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, and/or have hearing loss.

Sign Language Interpreting Services in the NCR are available Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST, in accordance with the federal government’s operating status in the NCR, as determined by the Office of Personnel Management.

The following resources are available to assist you with your request for Sign Language Interpreting Services.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 or via email at Thank you!