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Picture of a hand holding the Communication Card and pointing to the square with the image for Sign Language Interpreter.Special Announcement:

Communication Card for Drivers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Available Now!

 

Click Here to download and print the card. (PDF, KB 1099)

Click Here for more information about the card.

 

Click Here to see the ASL video about the card.

 

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 11, 2014  (PDF, 200 KB)

 

What Does the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Do?

The Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a group of nine people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and hearing (e.g., parent of a deaf child, teacher of the deaf, interpreter) appointed by the Governor to advise him, the Department of Health Services and the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about issues and concerns affecting over 500,000 people in Wisconsin who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or deaf-blind.   

 

 

When Does the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Meet?

The Council meets four times a year, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Department of Health Services building in Madison. 

* The meeting room is equipped with a Loop assistive listening system. Interpreter and real time captioning services will be provided.

 

 

Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Candidates to Serve:

Applicants are always invited to apply for appointment to the Council. Candidates may serve a 4-year staggered term or serve out a term vacated by a former Council member.  Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.   

 

If you are interested, please contact Melani Kaplan, Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s liaison to the Council or call at 608-338-0860 (Voice/VideoPhone).  Instructions on how to apply is available on Governor Walker's website.

 

 

Discover Interesting Information About Hearing Loss!

 

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Last Revised:  November 03, 2014

 

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