Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of Puerto Rico

Flag: World flag database.
Map: - "search" for country, then "Digital Map Graphics").

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: A flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. If it is followed by this icon: (video camera: This links to a video), it is a video in that spoken language. A flag followed by Sign Language iconmeans it is in the sign language of that country. globe (international icon)Sign Language iconmeans there is International Gesture.

Assistive living devices Deaf advocacy and politics Deafblind Deaf culture Interpreting agencies and organizations
Organizations Puerto Rican Sign Language Religion & Deafness Videophone and video interpreting

Assistive living devices

Sprint Prevails as Relay Provider of Choice assisting the Deaf and Hard Hearing in Puerto Rico. Building on a relationship of more than three years, Sprint (NYSE: FON) will continue to provide assistive communications services to individuals within Puerto Rico who are deaf or hard of hearing or have a speech disability through a new three-year contract awarded by the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Puerto Rico.

Deaf advocacy and politics

A Case of Disinterest: The Deaf in Puerto Rico. The inadequacy, or lack, of educational and vocational rehabilitation services for the deaf in Puerto Rico is detailed. (KW)


Deaf culture

International Bibliography of Sign Language - Puerto Rico.

World Deaf directory - Puerto Rico.

YouTube - OficProcPI's Channel.Puerto Rican flagSign Language icon

Interpreting agencies and organizations

Puerto Rico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Sign Language Interpreters, Inc. Many companies and individuals do not realize that the federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), protects those with disabilities and is enforced in Puerto Rico. This law places the responsibilities on private and public businesses, most organizations and professionals to provide "reasonable accommodations" for individuals with a disability. For a deaf person, many times this "reasonable accommodation" is fulfilled at least in part by providing qualified interpreters.


Sordos de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Puerto Rican Sign Language

Frishberg, N. Puerto Rican Sign Language. In: Cleve, John V. van (ed): Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness. Vol. 3. S-Z,Index. New York, NY [u.a.] : McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. (1987)

International bibliography of sign language - Puerto Rican Sign Language.

Puerto Rican Sign Language: A language of Puerto Rico.

Religion & Deafness

Evangelical School for the Deaf. The objectives of E.S.D. are: 1) to provide a suitable education, 2)Ęto provide social training, 3) to provide vocational training and 4) to provide Biblical training to prepare the Deaf studentfor the future.

Videophone and video interpreting

Hands On Video Relay Service Opens VRS Call Center in Puerto Rico. Hands On Video Relay Service, Inc. (HOVRS), a recognized leader in high quality Video Relay Services (VRS), is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth call center. The call center is located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and provides Spanish VRS to Spanish communities nationwide, including Puerto Rico.