If you feel you have been discriminated by a medical doctor or a Hospital , this is YOUR time to speak up and let your Deaf voices be heard.
No matter where you live on the island, Come this Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 to Starbucks Café at the corner of Juan Calaf and Costa streets in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico( next to Plaza las Americas). We will have the special visit of Mr. Frank J. Musumici, Supervisor Equal Opportunity of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights, along with Fernando Morales, the Regional Civil Rights Counsel for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The event will start at 7:30 with a brief introduction of the guests followed by a short orientation about the work they do enforcing all the Federal Laws and regulations regarding accessibility for the Deaf Community. After that, they will be available on a table to have a one on one conversations with any of the Deaf individuals there to listen to their concerns.
“This is your opportunity to let federal government know your concerns. Tell them about your experiences, such as no interpreters hired by hospitals or doctors’ offices, forcing family to interpret for you, your need for 24/7 access at hospitals, need for Spanish/ASL/English interpreting Services, the need for qualified professional experienced interpreters, (not people who took a basic sign language course or two and now some just fingerspell) and any other communication/access related to your medical problems you have”.
This is your chance to be heard and to make a difference not only for you but for all the Deaf Community. Please be there.