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2012 Announcements

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  • 01-03-2012 FY13 Budget

The first document entitled “About the Budget Process” is to give you background about how we budget, the budget process, and what services or expenditures we are funding. It also explains the impact of the 2011-13 Omnibus Operating Budget bills as passed by the legislature. The second document entitled “OFM Approved DSHS ODHH FY13 Budget” is the budget itself. Please feel free to submit any questions or feedback or if you need these documents in alternative format, please contact Eric Raff here:

  • 02-24-2012 WA State Job Bulletin – Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager

WA State Job Bulletin – Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager
ODHH invites applications for the position of Social and Health Services Program Consultant 1
Applicants can apply online here: and type 01539 in the keyword search. The position will remain open until filled.

  • 04-12-2012 STS Online Survey

    The Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing received this announcement and were asked to share this information. If you know someone who uses Washington Relay Services, please feel free to forward this email to them for their information. Thank you.

    Dear Speech to Speech Relay customer,

    Help us Improve Washington Relay Speech to Speech Services, by taking a short survey!  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey on our webpage at

    On the main web page click on Services,
    On services page, the left hand side, click on STS
    On the Speech-to-Speech page click on the Online Survey button, in the middle of the page.

    Thank you for your time! 

    Meredith Wakefield
    WA Relay Outreach Specialist
    Phone: (425) 278-7560 Voice
                    (425) 296-4440 VP
                    (425) 728-2100 TTY

  • 08-20-2012 Washington Telecommunication Relay Services FY11 annual report

The Washington Telecommunication Relay Services FY11 annual report is now available. The report includes information on TRS and CapTel services and outreach activities.   The FY11 annual report is available in PDF and Text.  To request a copy in Large Print or Braille, please contact Steven Peck at, 360-339-7762 (VP).

  • 10-08-2012 National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program through the Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is now accepting applications! For more information about the NDBNEDP pilot project, please visit here: ODHH NDBEDP. Deaf-Blind individuals needing large print or braille, please contact ODHH at 360-902-8000 (V/TTY), 1-800-422-7930 V/TTY, 360-339-7382 (VP), or email at

  • 12-04-2012 Sign Language Interpreter Services RFQQ

DSHS has released a Request for Qualifications and Quotations for the provision of Sign Language Interpreter Services.  To view this RFQQ, register with Washington’s Electronic Business Solution at (this RFQ is no longer avaliable)
Please watch this website or the WEBS website for any updates to this RFQQ.  When registering in WEBS, select Commodity Codes 961-17, 961-46, and 961-67 under the Services Category.