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MDCR Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Advisory Council to Meet in Saginaw on September 16

September 15, 2016

Lansing - The Advisory Council to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH) will meet Friday, September 16 from 10 am to 2 pm at Saginaw Valley State University, Curtiss Hall Conference Center (2nd Floor), 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710.

The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes a Division update and discussion on the feasibility of an interpreter mentoring program.

The Council will hear public comments at approximately 11:15 pm and 1:30 pm.

Sign language interpreters and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be on site.

People with disabilities needing accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact Alayna Zerlentes by email ( or phone at 313-437-7035.

The meeting site is accessible. Parking is available in nearby surface lots. People attending should refrain from using heavily scented personal care products to enhance accessibility for everyone.

The Governor appoints the thirteen-member advisory council, which is housed in the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

To learn more about DODDBHH and its work, visit