State Representative Joe Moody (District 78), the Department of Public Safety, and the Volar Center for Independent Living will be hosting an info session tailored to the Deaf and hard of hearing and their families.
The session, scheduled for Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 p.m, will provide guidance on how to obtain social security cards, birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and identification cards as well as how to handle parking tickets.
“I’m excited to work on this project with these organizations and serve El Pasoans who have sometimes been underserved,” said State Representative Joe Moody. “I take my role as a member on the Homeland Security and Department of Public Safety Committee very seriously, and like the state agencies the committee oversees, my job is to serve the people of Texas, especially those who need a helping hand.”
The info session, which will take place at the Volar Center for Independent Living (1220 Golden Key Circle) first began development when advocates notified the representative about the difficulty the Deaf and hard of hearing community often experience when applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses and state identifications.
Navigating this system–particularly when documents needed for the application must be replaced–can be a grueling experience given the communication barriers involved.