- How can I find a sign language interpreter?
Visit the Interpreters page for a directory of interpreters.
- How can I contact the Idaho Relay service?
See the Idaho Relay section of our Interpreters page.
RESOURCES FOR/ABOUT INTERPRETERS
- How can I get more information about the signed language interpreter licensure?
See the FAQ section on our Interpreters Page.
- How can I get free training as a K-12 interpreter?
See the ASL (American Sign Language) section of our Resources page.
- What is the Educational Interpreter Act?
The Educational Interpreter Act is Title 33, Chapter 13 in the State Statutes. This law was created to establish minimum competency and continuing education standards for Sign, Oral, and Cued Speech interpreters and transliterators.
DISABILITY RIGHTS (ADA)
- How does the ADA apply to my organization?
Read about ADA Compliance as it applies to your organization on the Resources page.
- How can I file a discrimination complaint?
You can file an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice alleging disability discrimination against a State or local government or a public accommodation (including, for example, a restaurant, doctor’s office, retail store, hotel, etc.) online, by mail, or fax.
- I suspected that I am being discriminated in my workplace. Who should I contact to file a complaint?
You can file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Opportunities Commission if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union, or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your deafness. EEOC has a video phone system for the deaf and hard of hearing community to communicate with the agency directly. The VP number is (844) 234-5122. The VP line is open 7AM – 6PM EST.
- How can I learn about local Deaf/HH activities?
See our home page or Facebook page for the latest activities.
- What local organizations serve Deaf/HH people?
The Resources page contains a list of Helpful Agencies and Organizations.
- Can CDHH post an event to its site for me?
Contact us to have your event posted on our Facebook page.
- I’m looking for a local job in deafness. Can you help?
Any opportunities we are aware of are posted on our Facebook page.
CHILDREN & EDUCATION
- We just found out our baby is Deaf/HH.
Visit the Infants, Children, Teens and Parenting section of our Resources page.
- What are communication options for my Deaf/HH child?
>>> Read about your Communication options on the Resources page.
- What is Idaho Sound Beginnings?
Idaho Sound Beginnings administers the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program in Idaho.
HEARING AIDS & ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
- How can I get discounted or free hearing aids?
Hearing Aid opportunities are listed on our Assistive Technology page.
- How can I find assistive listening devices?
Visit the Assistive Technology page.
- What is captioning?
Read about captioning on the Assistive Technology page.
- Are there any local signing mental health professionals?
The Counseling and Mental Health section of our Resources page lists professionals.
- Does CDHH have materials I can borrow?
Yes! Our Lending Library resources are mailed to you at no charge.
ADULTS – LATE DEAFENED
- I’m an adult and just lost my hearing. Help?
The Association of Late Deafened Adults may be a good resource for you. Also, see our Assistive Technology information.
VISION & HEARING LOSS
- Where can I find info on hearing and vision loss?
The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) wants to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Also see our DeafBlind information on the Resources page.