About ODHH

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing encompasses several statewide programs that provide a wide range of services for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened and Speech Disabled individuals, their families, and service providers in Washington State. ODHH reviews and advocates for policy reform within Washington State to ensure that the state’s public policies are accessible, appropriate, inclusive and ADA compliant. Program services range from various technologies, trainings, consultations, contract management, information, referrals, and resources with the mission of promoting communication equity. ODHH collaborates with federal, state, and local governments, as well as with stakeholders and community members to ensure that all state services and resources are accessible to and inclusive of this diverse community. 

Information about ODHH

Information about our Programs

We are a small office with a history of serving the deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing and late deafened communities for more than thirty years.  We operate in accordance to the law, plan for the future, budget to fund our services, hold ourselves accountable, and partner with our stakeholders to address gaps in services.  Learn more about us and meet our staff!

Professionals and stakeholders use various acronyms in various fields such as early intervention, technology, rehabilitation, education, interpreting as well as recognized acronyms of national and Washington State organizations. ODHH has prepared a list of acronyms as a resource when providing services to deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing and late-deafened.