Seeing the way the world hears
Support our mission to empower Southwest Florida's deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy, and community involvement.
Thank you for choosing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center for your sign language interpreting needs. We have been providing quality Sign Language Interpreters for 35 years to Southwest Florida. Please click the link below, fill out the form so we may match our qualified interpreter(s) for your specific needs.
DHHC offers a variety of evening classes in American Sign Language 1-6 and ASL conversational on an ongoing basis. Classes are held at DHHC once a week for a 6 week session. Each class builds on one other.
Click below to see class schedule and register online.
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, EIPA is a tool that evaluates the voice-to-sign and sign-to voice skills of interpreters who work in the elementary through secondary classroom using videotape stimulus materials and a procedure that includes a comprehensive rating system.
Deaf mentoring Deaf, working with the deaf and hard of hearing students and adults teaching deaf culture, life skills, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), family support, job assistance, immigration support and more.
The FTRI free phone program offers specialized amplified telephones that may help you end the frustration over the phone. The equipment is loaned AT NO CHARGE for as long as needed, to residents who qualify.
Are you looking for information or referral services regarding deaf and hard of hearing issues. We are here to assist.
Advocacy and Outreach to create community awareness regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals and supporting their rights as an American Citizen.
Membership is very important to us, as we are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. We need your support and membership to support our mission.
Specialized equipment for sale for the deaf and hard of hearing. Door bell flasher, baby monitors, smoke alarms, volume controlled phones, TV Ears, tty's and more.
Need your taxes done? United Way will be at DHHC on Thursday, March 5th.
Interpreters will be provided.
You MUST have an appointment.
Check out the awesome Deaf Awareness article and pictures in Florida Weekly!
Safety tips in ASL, Churches, groups and links to articles regarding disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free
ADA Information Line.
800 - 514 - 0301 (voice)
800 - 514 - 0383 (TTY)
"To empower Southwest Florida's deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement."
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