State of Rhode Island
Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Executive Department/Established in 1977. Restructured in 1992.
Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(August 2018) Pawtucket City Council Passes Resolution Recognizing September 2018 as Deaf Awareness Month.
(May 24, 2018) Effective Communications with RI Law Enforcement (RI Police) RI Police Project vlog transcript
(April 2018) RICDHH announce the launch of new website! TEXT VERSION
(April 11, 2018) The RICDHH Emergency After-Hours Interpreter Referral Service will be Discontinued Effectively on July 1, 2018. TEXT VERSION
(February 8, 2018) There is a scam happening in the Rhode Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. An individual known as Thomas Baker is attempting to trick people by promising them money. But it is a scam. TEXT VERSION
(January 2018) Steve is back in the office after 10 months of extended medical leave.
(November 2017) Pamela Zellner, RICDHH Program Manager kicks off the RICDHH 25th Anniversary event at the State Capitol.
(November 2016) Senator Bill Walaska receives RICDHH’s Legislative Award. L to R: Steven Florio, Executive Director, RICDHH, Sen. Bill Walaska, Tim Riker, Chair, RICDHH Commission.
(August 2016) RICDHH hopes to ensure that the police force is prepared and
well-trained in handling any situations involving deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
(July 2016) Installation of Hearing Loop system at the State Capitol. L to R: Stu Nunnery, member of HLA-RI, David Abell, a leader of RI Loop project and Steven Florio, RICDHH
(Nov. 2017) Click here to see a list of Hearing Loops installed in RI.