I wear a hearing aid.


I want to be an interpreter.


I have hearing loss.

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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.

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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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Want to get involved or become an Advocate?  Click the link below to learn more!

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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

Coconino Community College (CCC) - Room 537
2800 S Lone Tree Rd
Flagstaff, AZ  86005


July 21, 2016 – 6:00-9:00pm - Phoenix

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N 15th Av - Room 300 (3rd Floor)
Phoenix, AZ  85007


July 26, 2016 – 6:00-9:00pm - Tucson

Pima Community College
West Campus Lecture Room, F-204
2202 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ  85709

ACDHH Community View

This week our community view highlights our community partner Arizona Relay Service. Tune in and let Ken explain to you how 7-1-1 works!


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 [email protected]

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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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?

Mentoring Boot Camp: ASL to English Interpretation

Phoenix, AZ

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IARC Meeting and Licensure Presentation

Phoenix, AZ
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Post-RID Conference Update

Phoenix, AZ

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Don't miss the 2017 AFG of AZ Area Al-Anon/Alateen Convention on July 14-16th. See the flyer for more information! https://t.co/5YinOztwdD