Community & Services

Behind the Scenes: Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Sign Interpreters

Among the familiar faces at Orange County Government’s COVID-19 updates (nearly 60 conferences and counting so far since March 2020) are American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, from Kissimmee-based ASL Services. The ASL interpreters play a key role in making sure the County’s deaf and hard of hearing residents have equal access to communication. Frequent viewers of the County’s press conferences often share positive comments on social media about the ASL interpreters, in addition to asking questions about their profession.

Several facts about the ASL community everyone should know:

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New Bus Wrap Encourages People to “Do Your Part” to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Lynx, Orlando Economic Partnership (The Partnership) and Visit Orlando officials revealed art covering a 60-foot LYNX...

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

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Orange County Studio “Rows with It” Safely during COVID-19 Pandemic: “It was the lifeline we needed,” says Owner

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Orange County’s Hurricane Prep in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

This hurricane season, balancing tropical storm threats with the reality of COVID-19 represents a serious challenge, but one for which Orange County’s Office of...

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Fitness Tips for Father’s Day Amid COVID-19

As families come together for Father’s Day – either in person or virtually – it is an opportunity to recognize men and the important...

A Story Worth Flagging: The Origination of Orange County’s Official Flag

A Story Worth Flagging: The Origination of Orange County’s Official Flag

As we celebrate Flag Day on June 14, 2020, you may wonder how Orange County came up with its official flag. That story, as...

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Survey Says … Consumer Confidence Survey Reveals Optimism for COVID-19 Recovery

It was the brainchild of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. One of the Task Force’s first recommendations was to conduct a Consumer...

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Orange County Provides Critical COVID-19 Housing Information to Residents

Orange County’s Housing Division has teamed up with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida to provide important information on eviction protections, tenant rights and housing...

Orange County’s Alissa Barber Torres Inducted into the 2020 Florida Class of Fellows  of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Orange County’s Alissa Barber Torres Inducted into the 2020 Florida Class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

The highest honor the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) grants a member is election into the College of Fellows. Fellowship is bestowed to planners...