Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was established in 1981 as the Office for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired by the NH State Board of Education. It was formalized and received it's current name in 1989 when the functions outlined by the State Board were enacted into law by the Legislature.
The Program provides leadership and direction in serving persons who are deaf and hard of hearing; reviews, updates and implements the state plan for the deaf and hard of hearing; participates in the screening of sign language interpreters and maintains a list and fee schedule of screened and certified interpreters; provides technical assistance to state and private agencies on request in order to ensure accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people; assists in development of legislation affecting deaf and hard of hearing people in the state as approved by the state board of education; works with the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the NH Association of the Deaf, NH Hearing Loss Group and any other consumer group as needed to ensure quality services for deaf and hard of hearing; and serves as an information and referral source for the state on the subject of deafness and hearing loss.
- Interpreter Licensing Board
The New Hampshire Interpreter Licensure law, RSA 326-I which became effective January 1, 2003 requires that interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing hold a license in order to receive remuneration and to practice as an interpreter in New Hampshire.
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Driver Visor Card
- Advisory Committee
Hobert Dee Clanton
(603) 463-0728 VP or (603) 290-5003 VP