Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Revised: January 10, 2017