Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations

ODHH provides services to enable effective communication between DSHS employees and deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind clients. These services are also available to other state and local government agencies. Services are available in accordance to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Sign Language Interpreting

EMERGENCY SERVICES (4 hours notice):

Agency Contact Information

 

All Hands Community Interpreting Services 

(360) 897-8300 
(360) 897-8301 

allhandscis@centurytel.net 

ASL Professionals

(253) 759-7653
aslprofessionals@comcast.net 

 

Universal Language Service

(425) 454-8074
(888) 462-0500 

Scheduling@ULSonline.net

 

A state wide contract for interpreter service is available so individuals using sign language can communicate with government employees and its contractors.

Assistive Listening Systems (ALS)

Assistive Listening System (ALS) refers to equipment that can eliminate background noise and acoustics to help improve the usability of hearing aids and cochlear implants. ALS can be used for conferences, courtrooms, and classrooms. ALS can be used for individual, group and public meetings.

Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART)

A state wide contract for Communication Access in Real-Time Translation (CART) provides real-time captioning services for individuals, groups, and public meetings.