Support Service Provider (SSP)
A Support Service Provider (SSP) is a trained professional who guides a person that is deaf-blind, providing visual and environmental information. SSPs empower Deaf-Blind people to live independently, enabling them to do their own mail, banking, shopping and other essential errands. SSPs, unlike ASL interpreters, is not considered to be a requirement under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). ODHH contracts with the Deaf-Blind Service Center (DBSC) to provide Support Service Providers throughout Puget Sound and Washington state where available. A deaf blind person needing an SSP can contact the SSP coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about SSP services, please click the following link: http://www.seattledbsc.org/services/servicesSSP.php.