TRI’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing advocate is knowledgeable in Sign Language and Deaf and Hard of Hearing cultures.

We collaborate with other advocates to educate people regarding disability benefits, housing, special education and independent living skills. We also provide American Sign Language (ASL) classes for families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in order to promote better communication in the home.

We advocate in the community to ensure the public is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We educate businesses, etc. about the need to provide ASL Interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices (ALD), Communication Assisted Real Time (CART) or use of other appropriate auxiliary aids as needed and requested.

For more information, please contact:

Jeanine Byrnes
Mid-Hudson Interpreting Service (MHIS) Program Director
Deaf/HH Services Community Liaison

(845) 452.3913 Ext. 103