Organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands in the Community:

Advocating for Career Opportunities

J.P. has a hearing impairment. He wanted to start his own photography business. J. P. was not sure whether he would qualify for help under the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. He applied for VR assistance and with the help of Disability Rights Center of VI he was evaluated by the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. J.P. received a hearing aid that will be used to help him achieve his self-employment goal.

J.P. was so pleased with the outcome of his case that he posted his favorable comments on Disability Rights Center's Facebook page. He cheerfully reported that with his new hearing aid, it was the first time in eight years that he has “heard a bird sing!”

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