Kansas Commission
For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Welcome to KCDHH!

For the past 40 years, KCDHH has worked with agencies and organizations throughout Kansas to assure availability and coordination of services, including communication access and resources related to hearing loss.  Additional services include advocacy, public education and policy guidance.  Resources are being brought together on this new website giving the public greater access to information when needed.  We intend to expand resources with videos and other useful links.

Please take the opportunity to view the video below on our ABOUT page.  We hope to continue to expand the site and will keep you informed of the exciting developments in the weeks to come.

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact KCDHH.

 

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New Opportunity for ASL Interpreters!

KCDHH is excited to be part of this Promoting Equity in Healthcare Interpreting (PEHI) and make this training opportunity available to all interpreters in Kansas, including Missouri interpreters working in Kansas. PEHI will be a 5 year project, funded by Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), offering various training and mentorships, and this training opportunity for the first cohort will start September 6.

Applications are open and requested for by August 22, giving KCDHH time to select the candidates for the first cohort to start by September 6. The training is actually at your own pace. Bonus to the participants of this training will include BEI Medical Certification test at the end of training period, all costs paid for including flying to Texas to take test there!

Interpreters from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including those who are Deaf, BIPOC, and/or heritage signers (CODAs).

Please review the attached flyer for details. Link to the online application is here: https://forms.gle/v52TWgttr7DtWSyH6. Additional information about PEHI is available at https://www.isu.edu/pehi/. As always, please contact KCDHH if you have any questions. Thank you.

June 2022 Update from Commission Chair

Please visit KCDHH's Facebook for Message from Commission Chair Chriz Dally on SB 62.

Position Announcements (2 Positions)

Applications for either positions of Communication Access Services (CAS) Program Manager and Community Collaborative Professional (CCP) have closed. Selections will be soon announced.  

Survey on COVID 19 Response

KCDHH Commission has created a survey on how Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals have responded to communication access during COVID 19  Pandemic in Kansas.  Please consider participating in this COVID 19 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Access Survey.  ASL version of survey can be found at ASL Version of COVID 19 Survey to supplement with the survey. If you need assistance with how to give your responses in ASL, please contact KCDHH.

KCDHH Resources

Additional Resources

Please visit our Resources.  For immediate assistance or additional resources not listed here, please contact KCDHH at 785-368-8034 or VP 785-246-5077.