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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

Events Schedule - please click here

Ad-Hoc Emergency Interpreter Referral Service Committee
(Canceled - please click here)
RICDHH Public Meeting - Sept. 21st (agenda - 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.