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QUICK LINKS:


HEARING LOSS AWARENESS MONTH SCHEDULE - MAY 2015
Hold the Dates! - please click here


VLOGS - MOVIE ACCESSIBILITY IN RI:
Providence Place Mall Movie Theater - Accessibility/Equipment - please click here
Movie Access Commission - please click here


Sign Language Interpreter/CART Referral Service
(during business hours) - please click here


Interpreter/CART Request Form - please click here


Emergency Interpreter Referral Service
(during after business hours) - please click here



IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE NEWS:

Updates on Governor's Proposed Budget Plan
Article 18 and 19 of House Bill 5900 Vlog - please click here

For more information and vlogs
about other legislations pertaining to the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing - please click here


Mission Statement

To provide innovative leadership in public policy, advocacy, service delivery and accessibility throughout the Ocean State, RI CDHH ensures opportunities for every deaf and hard of hearing person to become an empowered and contributing citizen.


Service Description

The Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH) is an advocating, coordinating, and service-providing entity committed to promoting an environment in which the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Rhode Island are afforded equal opportunity in all aspects of their lives.  The CDHH develops policy; initiates and lobbies for favorable legislation; fosters cooperations and awareness among state agencies and community organizations; and educates and advises consumers, state agencies, and employers about Americans with Disabilities (ADA) rights to equal access.  The CDHH also provides direct services in its operation of a Sign Language Interpreter/CART Referral Service, a lending library of books and videotapes, and as a clearinghouse of information and referral on all topics related to hearing loss.