CAP provides sign language, oral and tactile interpreting services for Department of Defense (DoD) deaf and hard of hearing employees who attend DoD job related training courses lasting two days or longer, but not to exceed two weeks. CAP has specific requirements that must be met in order to provide sign language, oral and tactile interpreting services. All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis and CAP may split the costs with the requesting office.
Request a Sign Language, Oral or Tactile Interpreting Services
CAP Request Forms for sign language, oral or tactile interpreting services must be submitted 20 business days prior to the training/course. To request sign language, oral or tactile interpreting services, please submit a formal CAP Request Form at the following link: CAP Request Form.
CAP Guidelines on Sign Language, Oral or Tactile Interpreting Services
- CAP funds interpreting services for DoD job related training sessions lasting two days or longer, but not to exceed two weeks. Funds are not available for training sessions hosted by private entities. They are required by law to make their training sessions accessible.
- If a DoD job related training/course is conducted over several days, the total requested time must be at least 16 hours.
- Please provide the following information when submitting a CAP request:
- Copy of training/course description
- Copy of training/course registration
- Start and end dates
- Start and end times for each day
- Address of training/course
- Onsite point of contact (POC) information, including phone number and email address
- Any special instructions, such as: the need for interpreters with security clearances, parking arrangements, public transportation, etc…
Please note, the requesting DoD agency must comply with the sign language, oral or tactile interpreting agency's cancellation policies (usually 48 or 72 hours). Please email the CAP Assessment Team at least one week (five business days) before the scheduled training/course if you need to cancel. For reasons other than personal
Find Local Interpreters
Search CAP's database of interpreting agencies as a resource to fulfill your agency's interpreting requirements that CAP is unable to provide. CAP recommends that you involve the deaf/hard of hearing employee in the selection process for the sign language, oral and tactile interpreting services.