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Announcement from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights

The following is an excerpt from an article published by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights announcing a new communication tool to help drivers who are deaf, or hard of hearing and law enforcement communicate.

Communication with law enforcement will be easier for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing thanks to a newly-designed, printable visor card announced today by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined MDCR’s Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH) and statewide law enforcement partners to unveil the new communication tool, designed to store on a sun visor, in a bag or backpack, or on a passenger seat for easy access.

“Removing barriers for Michiganders with disabilities is instrumental in helping them live self-determined independent lives,” Calley said. “This new communication tool is a positive step that improves safety for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as law enforcement partners across Michigan.”

The tool is supported by statewide law enforcement organizations including Michigan State Police, Michigan Sheriff’s Association, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Fraternal Order of Police, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.”

For the full article, or to download the visor card, please visit the Michigan Department of Civil Rights website.

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