Disability Rights Maine Presents New 30-minute Video Made By DeafYES!

Posted on March 28, 2024

In a survey for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community of over 500 responses, 44% of survey respondents said it was difficult to communicate with their doctors. For Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients, patients found challenges in attaining the accommodations they needed, including interpreters, masks with a see-through window, pocket talkers, and more.

Vital Signs: Health Care Access for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Patients This 30-minute video, made by DeafYES!, is intended to provide health care providers and staff with information they need to provide good communication access between health care providers, staff, patients, and family members. DeafYES! Is part of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.