I wear a hearing aid.


I want to be an interpreter.


I have hearing loss.

What's next?

Who is ACDHH?

Established in 1977, ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss.

ACDHH is a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. Our mission, in partnership with the public and private sectors is to ensure accessibility and improve quality of life for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, persons with speech difficulties, and their families.

Learn more about ACDHH

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Mobile Phone  AzTEDP

The Arizona Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program is a Free service that provides telephone equipment such as volume control telephones, TTY's and signaling/flashing devices to Arizona residents who are also legal residents of the United States of America who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-blind or Speech-impaired. This is not an income-based program.

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Chat  AzRelay 7-1-1

Arizona Relay Service (AZRS) is a public service provided by the State of Arizona and administered by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH). AZRS makes communication by telephone easy, accessible, reliable and convenient for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or having difficulty speaking.

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Watch the NASADHH Live Meeting on July 5th starting at 8am!

Click here for the live feed

          (Not available until 7:55 a.m. on July 5th)


Click here for the live captioning

          (Not available until 7:55 a.m. on July 5th)

VRS Services available at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for NAD 2016

4Th Of July

Our office will be closed Monday July 4th in observance of the 4th of July Independence Day celebration. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, July 5th at 8:00am.

Have a safe and happy 4th!!!






UPDATE on Notice of Proposed Rule Making (6/7/16)

Hello Interpreters and stakeholders! 

We have wonderful news: at the hearing held today, GRRC voted to approve the proposed changes to the Licensure Rules! We will be filing the rules with the Secretary of State’s office within the next week, and the new rules will become effective 60 days from the date of filing. We estimate the effective date to be August 15, 2016.

In order to familiarize everyone with the changes, we will be hosting presentations in three locations during the month of July. More details will follow, but for now, save the date!  After the presentations, an update FAQ will be available on the ACDHH website. Should you have specific questions, feel free to contact us in the meantime.

Thank you, again, for your support and participation throughout this process! We look forward to seeing the positive changes to come as a result of this effort!

Presentation Dates:

July 19, 2016 – 6:00-9:00pm - Flagstaff, AZ (location TBD)

July 21, 2016 – 6:00-9:00pm - ACDHH 100 N 15th Ave (room TBD), Phoenix, AZ 85007

July 26, 2016 – 6:00-9:00pm - Tucson, AZ (location TBD)






Community View vblog

Deaf specialist Aimee Mousavi introduces us to Margaret Reis a #DeafBlind woman from New Jersey. We learn about her experiences with #SSP's in this week’s community view!


NAD2016 Postcard

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For info in Spanish click here


ACDHH Public Service Announcement

There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. Learn the facts and get support.



The Governor is accepting applications for three Deaf Representatives.

There are four board meetings per year; three in Phoenix and one in Tucson or an outlying area.

Apply online.  Send a copy of your application to the email below and we will follow up to ensure the Governor’s office has received your electronic submission. If you have questions, please contact Danielle Smith at d.smith@acdhh.az.gov

Executive Director, Sherri Collins Welcomes You

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Welcome to the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing’s redesigned website.  Check us out! 

Video Gallery

Family BBQ

What's next for my family?

ACDHH is constantly updating the information available to parents and family members of the community.

Family and Youth Resources

What's next in my community?

ASL AZ Total Immersion

Scottsdale, AZ
more information

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2016 Fall Expo

Phoenix, AZ
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#Deaf Specialist Beca Bailey is going to serve on the City of Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on #Disability Issues! https://t.co/HEqU6EJvkm



30 Jun

Check out this wonderful video about Deaf-Blind individuals, courtesy of @nationaldb_ncdb #NCDB youtube.com/watch?v=XRNUlv…