Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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ODHH Job Announcement: DSHS ALTSA Web Applications Developer – Entry

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Deadline: 11/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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Monthly Announcement

Case Management Transition to ODHH

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November Newsletter

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Check out the list of upcoming workshops

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.

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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)

Community Outreach

Accessible Communication

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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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:

• Advocacy & Case Management

• Information and Referral

• Community Education & Training