Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
The Division of Services for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) serves customers who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind, or Deaf-Blind regardless of their mode of communication. This includes American Sign Language, Sign English, Cued and Oral. Our services can help you achieve equal access, effective communication and a better quality of life.
All individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind, their family members, agencies and organizations that serve them and individuals may ask for our services. There is no charge for services.
Advocacy and Consultation
Regional centers assist Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals in achieving equal access, reasonable accommodations and effective communication in a variety of areas in their communities.
|The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes sure that people with disabilities are not discriminated against in:
||Other laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities include:
Communication Support provides support, and assistive listening information for various types of communication tools. This includes communication services consultation for medical visits, job interviews, training and education classes and others.
|Assistive Listening and Visual Systems
The communication process is aided by:
Information on interpreter services and guidance is provided by our Regional Centers. Requests made by employers and service providers are accommodated.
Information and Referral Services
|General information is provided to anyone. We provide information on:
||Referrals are made to programs and agencies including:
Information and Follow-ups
|Unemployment benefits job training and placement services/Government programs include:
||Personal and family information includes:
Workshops and Training
We provide training and educational opportunities to the local communities.
Types of trainings include:
- ADA and civil rights information
- Aging issues and information
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Deaf Culture
- Employment issues and concerns
- Government programs
- Hearing loss
- Interpreter training and skills maintenance
- Legal rights, citizenship
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