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2011 Announcements

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  • 01-14-2011 RDA Report

Research Data Analysis in collaboration with ODHH has prepared a 13-page report, entitled “Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of persons with serious hearing loss and other serious health conditions in Washington State.”    The report is based on U.S. Census’ 2008 American Community Survey. To view the report go to the following web link:    http://publications.rda.dshs.wa.gov/1430/

  • 05-01-2011 Sprint Selected as Washington Relay provider

ODHH selects Sprint Relay to continue as the WA Relay provider for the next three years.   Read all about it in the news release!   http://www.dshs.wa.gov/mediareleases/2010/pr10108.shtml

  • 10-18-2011 Regional Service Centers - Case Manager Job Bulletins

    ODHH contracts with the regional service centers of the deaf and hard of hearing, located throughout the state of Washington.    Several of the Centers are experiencing vacancies for case manager positions.   While we usually do not distribute non-government job bulletins, it is important that these positions are filled to ensure services are available to the local communities.     Please share, distribute and post.   

    The vacancies are located at:

    Hearing Speech Deafness Center – Seattle  http://www.hsdc.org/
    Hearing Loss Center of Spokane – Yakima office http://www.ewcdhh.org/
    Southeast Washington Service Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Pasco http://www.sewscdhh.org/
    Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Vancouver http://swcdhh.org/

    At this time, ODHH does not have the job bulletin for the Yakima office.   Please contact Hearing Loss Center directly.    If you have questions regarding qualifications of the vacant positions, duties and salaries, please contact the Regional Service Centerslisted in the attachments or on the web links.

  • 12-04-2012 Washington Telecommunication Relay Services FY10 annual report

The Washington Telecommunication Relay Services FY10 annual report is now available. The report includes information on TRS and CapTel services and outreach activities.   The FY10 annual report is available in PDF and Text.  To request a copy in Braille, please contact Steven Peck at pecksc@dshs.wa.gov, 360-586-8912 (TTY) or 360-339-7762 (VP)