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What is ODHH? What does the staff do? How can we help you?

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Accommodations & Assistive Technology — A listing of public/private access information.

Benefits — Need help with Social Security, Medicare or others?

Communication Access — Tips for everyone on communication.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) — This service is gaining popularity for communication access.

Complaints or Rights? — A broad list of complaint processes are shown here. A listing of links will guide you to the right place.

Council (Exit DHS) — ODHH has an advisory council.

Counseling Services — There are a few counseling services specifically tailored for the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind community.

DeafBlind Resources — Several links are included to help you to find information.

Demographic Reports — Over the years, various large-scale research organizations (including the Census Bureau) have used survey questions to find out how many people identify themselves as having health problems, functional limitations, impairments or disabilities.

Hearing Aids/Cochlear Implant — Information about hearing aids, cochlear implant, hearing health and hearing loss is presented.

Hearing Loss — Hearing loss affects approximately 28 million Americans.

Inservice/Training Request — Provides free in-services/trainings to interested parties on a variety of topics including: hearing loss, accessibility, cultural sensitivity, telecommunications and assistive technology devices, touching upon the rights and laws.

Job Training and Resources — Provides employers with resources tailored to meet the needs of persons, wishing to hire, in the process of hiring or interviewing, or currently have working for them, deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing persons. 

ODHHNet — ODHHNet provides timely and relevant information to individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing along with their family members, advocates, professional associates, public and private agencies via an e-mail list-serve.

Resource Information — Resource list has been developed  to help you find an appropriate agency, program, or office in your area.

Service Fund — Pays for communication access (sign language interpreters or CART) services for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing persons in certain situations not covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Sign Language Interpreting — Need to know how to schedule an interpreter or who is the right person?

Technology Accommodations — A range of technology information is available.

Telecommunications Assistance Program — TAP provides funds to people who meet income and hearing loss eligibility criteria as a means to assist in the purchase of specialized telecommunication devices, such as a TTY.

Tribal Information  — Who to contact in my tribal region?  What services are provided?

Wisconsin Interpreting and Transliterating Assessment — The assessment provides candidates with an individual assessment of interpreting and transliteration skills, supporting professional growth; whereas providing consumers with a measure of the interpreter’s skills in terms of providing communication access.

Contact Us — There are four regional offices in Wisconsin.

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Last Updated:  July 30, 2014