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United States of America v. HRB Tax Group, Inc., H&R Block Tax Services LLC and HRB Advance LLC - Settlement Agreement

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14. The term "auxiliary aids and services" means: qualified sign language or oral interpreters, note takers, computer-assisted real time transcription services, written materials, telephone handset amplifiers, assistive listening devices, assistive listening systems, telephones compatible with hearing aids, closed caption decoders, open and closed captioning, TTYs, large print materials, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, and other methods of delivering effective communication that may come into use or will come into existence in the future.

15. The terms "qualified sign language interpreter," "oral interpreter," or "interpreter" mean: an interpreter who is able to interpret competently, accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, using any specialized terminology necessary for effective communication in an office setting with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing.  Someone who has only a rudimentary familiarity with sign language or finger spelling is not a "qualified sign language interpreter" under this Agreement.  Likewise, someone who is fluent in sign language but who does not possess the ability to process spoken communication into the proper signs or to observe someone signing and change their signed or finger spelled communication into spoken words is not a qualified sign language interpreter.


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