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UPCOMING MEETINGS:


Community Forum - Jan. 12th (flyer - please click here)
Process of Community Forum (ASL Vlog)
Amanda Montgomery's Bio - please click here

The following will be covered in the forum:
Anti-Oppression Statement (ASL Vlog)
504 and IEPs (ASL Vlog)
Access to State Websites and Social Media (ASL Vlog)
Communication Access Services Paid by Insurance Companies (ASL Vlog)
Court-Ordered Communication Access Services (ASL Vlog)
Hearing Aids - increasing $500 each for Children and Adults (ASL Vlog)
Open Captioned Movies (ASL Vlog)
RI Early Intervention System for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (ASL Vlog)
Language Assessment (ASL Vlog)

Comments/Feedback Form (if you can't attend the forum) - please click here



UPCOMING EVENTS IN RHODE ISLAND - please click here


RICDHH APRA POLICY: please click here
ASL Version - please click here


RICDHH NEWS POLICY: please click here
ASL Version - please click here


PRESS RELEASE:
RICDHH Urges RI Law Enforcement Authorities - please click here
ASL Version - please click here
Deaf Communication Visor Card - please click here
Hard of Hearing Communication Visor Card - 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



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.