STATE OFFICES SERVING
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CONSUMERS
Each state has one or more government offices that serve people who are deaf and hard of hearing. The scope of services differs from state to state and these programs provide a variety of vital roles. Among their functions are vocational rehabilitation, information gathering and dissemination, referrals to appropriate agencies, providing intepreting services, assistive telecommunication device distribution programs, emergency management, and statewide planning and development.
Listed below are a variety of online directories that you can review to find contact information for the agency in your state that provides the services that you seek. Note: Not all services are available in every state.
Contacts by State for TRS Complaints and Inquiries
Contacts by State for TRS Providers
Contacts by Zip Code for Captioning Complaints
Contacts by State for Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Programs
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (Public Utility Commissions oversee regulations with telephones and other utilies.)
Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies by State
Offices and Agencies for Emergency Management by State
Federal Citizen Information Center Consumer Action Website (State, county and city government Consumer Protection Offices)
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People by State
(State Resources, State Schools, Offices and Commissions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Deaf-Blind Services, Offices of Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Resource Centers and Post Secondary Programs)