Vancro Integrated Interpreting Services has been awarded the Missouri DeafBlind Programs Grant!
Vancro stated, "We are thrilled to be working with MCDHH and the local DeafBlind and SSP community. You may be wondering, who is Vancro? We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Vancro Integrated Interpreting Services (VIIS) is led by a team of ASL Interpreters and Deaf Staff. Part of the work Vancro does is to provide SSP and interpreting services/coordination to various state and federal agencies across the country."
The Program Director for the Grant is Taylor Ofori. She is an ASL interpreter specializing DB interpreting. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Signed Language Interpreting. She lives in Raleigh, NC area where there is a large DeafBlind community. She also coordinates registration for the annual DeafBlind camp in Western NC.
Vancro is committed to serving the Missouri DeafBlind community, and they look forward to connecting with you!
Taylor Ofori email is
Vancro can be contacted by email
The phone numbers are
What does an SSP do?
Support Service Providers (SSP's) are specially trained professionals who enable DeafBlind people who have combined vision and hearing losses to access their environments and make informed decisions. SSP's provide them with visual and environmental information, sighted guide services, and communication accessibility. The SSP may serve in any number of capacities, including assisting with activities of daily living (grocery shopping, mail reading, running errands), access to the environment, sighted-guiding, and community involvement.
SSP's are NOT interpreters. Communication assistance often occurs for short exchanges, but this assistance is limited. The emphasis of SSP work is on visual and environmental (not verbal) information. SSP's do not facilitate communication for important transactions such as the translation of a lease, a medical appointment, or the discussion prior to making a large - purchase; this would require a professional trained interpreter.
Are YOU interested in becoming a Support Service Provider?
Vancro Interpreting is an agency in the North Caroline area.
They can be reached if you have any questions at:
Are you a DeafBlind Individual?
This is an exciting time for you! Accessibility to the world is improving. If you would like to use SSP services, you will need to contact us to check for your eligibility. Once approved, you will obtain training on how to use the support services appropriately.
Contact Beyond Interpreting at