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 aspires to be 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.

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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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        License Rules

                    Feedback Session

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) has been given permission by the Governor’s office to revise the Interpreter license rules.

The draft of the proposed interpreter licensure rules change can be found on ACDHH’s licensure "What's New" page or by clicking here.





Community View vblog

On August 8, 2015 RID announced a moratorium on certification performance exams that is to go into effect on January 1, 2016.  This moratorium will have a significant impact on Arizona Interpreter Licensure.  In order to mitigate this impact, ACDHH has implemented an Internal Policy regarding renewal practices for Provisional License holders. For more information, please refer to the Community View video by Emmett Hassen, read the full policy, or contact ACDHH Licensure Staff, Emmett Hassen (e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov) and Vicki Bond (v.bond@acdhh.az.gov).

Click here for ACDHH's Licensure Policy and Procedures

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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! 

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Learn about Voting in Arizona

Register to vote, find your polling place and more.

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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?

HLAA Sun Lakes Chapter Meeting

Sun Lakes, AZ

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HLAA West Valley Chapter Meeting

Sun City, AZ

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Interpreter License Rules Feedback Session

Tucson, AZ

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1 Oct

#RID announced a moratorium on certification performance exams that is to go into effect on January 1, 2016. youtu.be/7eA4IhLW69s