Sign Language Interpreters
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Sign language interpreting is available
to any deaf or hard-of-hearing person doing business
with Johnson County and the district courts.
Please contact the county department
that you are doing business with to request interpreting
services at least two business days (48 hours)
in advance when requesting an interpreter.
Last minute requests may be accommodated,
but are not guaranteed.
Liberty, MO 64069
ASL Interpreter Connect
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Deaf Expression, Inc.
5725 Nieman Road #E
Shawnee, KS 66203
Interpretek - American Sign Language
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Midland Empire Resources
for Independent Living
4420 S. 40th St.
St. Joseph, MO 64503
Nexus Interpreting Services
Olathe, KS 66063
Kansas Relay Center (KRC) is a free public service
for the deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or
anyone who has difficulty
speaking on the telephone.
Dial 7-1-1 or the appropriate toll-free number.
711 or 800-766-3777 Voice/TTY
Customer Service 1-866-735-2957 Voice/TTY
785-296-7714 for a Language Line
866-305-1345 Spanish speech-to-speech
They will ask for the number
you wish to call and will begin relaying
the conversation. They will voice the typed message
from the text telephone (tdd/tty) user
to the hearing person on the other end.
Then they relay the hearing person's spoken words
by typing them back to the tdd/tty user.
KRC offers services for individuals who
have difficulty speaking and for Spanish speaking residents.
or call Customer Service for information.
Both 7-1-1 and the 800 numbers are confidential toll free calls
and provide access to the same relay services 24/7.
Consumers may place relay calls to
English and Spanish speaking persons.
In and EMERGENCY you should use 9-1-1
or your local emergency service TTY number directly,
without using relay. Kansas Relay Center will make every effort
to assist you in an emergency but are not 911 centers
and do not assume responsibility for emergency calls.
The Kansas Telecommunication Access Program offers
amplified phones, TTYs Voice Carry Over (VCO) phones,
Captioned Telephones and other equipment
to eligible individuals in Kansas who are deaf, deaf-blind,
or who have difficulty with speech, mobility, or cognitive capabilities.
See https://atk.ku.edu/ks-tap or call 1-785-234-0200 (V/TTY)
Captioned Telephones display every word the other party says.
Captioned Telephone users can listen to the caller
and read the captions on the display window of the telephone.
Kansas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Kansas Rehabilitation Services
Kansas Department for Children and Families
555 S Kansas, 3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66603
785-246-5077 Voice/Video Phone
(Information referral, sign language interpreter coordinating,
Kansas Quality Assurance Screening for sign language interpreters,
online registry of sign language interpreters, lending library.)
Video Relay Services for the Hearing Impaired
Video Relay Services allow a deaf or hard-of-hearing person
to make a telephone call via an Internet video connection between
the user and the relay center staffed with sign language interpreters.
Hearing people can contact a deaf or hard-of-hearing person,
or a person who cannot speak via VRS.
The hearing person calls the VRS and is connected
to a video interpreter, who then contacts the video user.
Federal Video Relay Service
Hands on VRS - “Purple”
877-467-4877 English - Voice
877-885-3172 Customer Care
Kansas Relay Center
National Telecommunications Relay Service
(Access relay services throughout the United States)
Sorenson Video Relay Services (SVRS)
Sprint Video Relay Services
The Z VRS
English VRS 888-888-1116
Spanish VRS 866-710-4652