Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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ODHH April 2024 Update

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Employee Recognition: Kelly Robison and Lucas Doelman

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Calendar of Events
Check out the list of upcoming workshops
If you have an event you would like to include on our calendar, please use the online form. Be sure to read our guidelines and procedures.

 


What We Do

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of  Hearing (ODHH) offers programs and services for Deaf, DeafBlind, Deafdisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, and Speech Disabled individuals, their families, and service providers in Washington State. We work to ensure that services and resources are accessible and inclusive to our diverse communities.

Transforming Lives

Supporting and providing services to individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Deafdisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or Speech Disabled.


Contact Us                                                                                                                                    two people chatting in sign language at a park

PHONE:
360-339-7382 (Videophone) is discontinued. A new VP number will be announced soon.
Contact Staff   (Videophone)
800-422-7930 (Voice/TTY)
360-725-3450 (Voice)
360-725-3456 (Fax)
 

Accessible Communication

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Washington government agencies provide sign language interpreters and communication facilitators upon request to individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing. We monitor compliance, service quality, and interpreter certification. We strive to adhere to best practices. We work to create a more accessible and inclusive state government for all citizens.


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How do we make communication possible

for everyone in Washington State? We provide equipment, training, and support. 

You can receive a wide range of equipment and services, from amplified phones, to iPhones and iPads with special apps, and assistive technologies! These are provided through:

•     Telecommunication Equipment Program (TED)

•     Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS)

•     Assistive Communication Technology (ACT)


Client Advocacy Services

We collaborate with Regional Service Centers and with the DeafBlind Service Center to advocate for equitable social and human services.

Through our relationships, we provide:

• Information and Referral

• Community Education & Training


Community Outreach

We work to support Washingtonians in forming meaningful connections between people, organizations, and resources. We work with the public to meet your communication needs, provide training and referrals to education resources, and support information requests and we provide consultation services to individuals with hearing loss and their service providers.

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