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State's deaf, blind community to get service center

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:34 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013

Hawaii's deaf and blind residents will soon have a centralized place to meet and share resources.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Thursday signed a bill appropriating $400,000 to establish and operate a deaf and blind service center.

State Rep. John Mizuno, who introduced the bill, says scattered services make access a very daunting task. He says a service center has been a dream for the deaf and blind community for decades.

The center will provide a central location for services and professionals such as vocational and financial specialists, counselors and audiologists.

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allie wrote:
very helpful!
on June 28,2013 | 07:37AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Make a fist. Now stick out the thumb, index finger, and the pinky. That spells, I Love You. I work with the hearing impaired.
on June 28,2013 | 07:40AM
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