Provides statewide referrals for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, oral interpreters, and Communication Access Real time Translation (CART). Interpreters and CART reporters work in a variety of settings: medical, legal, mental health, employment, and education. Hiring an interpreter or a CART reporter helps to ensure communication accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.
HEAR in New Hampshire is a non-profit agency that provides educational, therapeutic, social and support services to children who have hearing loss, their families and the professionals who serve them. HEAR in New Hampshire’s goal is to help children who are deaf or have other degrees of hearing loss reach their potential by teaching them to listen, talk and develop the spoken language skills that will allow them to be full and active participants in their local schools and communities.
Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. They are a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.
This program within the NH Department of Education, Vocational Rehab administers the telecommunications equipment loaner program; 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, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing 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.
A free public service for communication between standard (voice) users and persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled using text telephones (TTYs) or PCs via the Internet.
Sight & Sound Program of the LIONS Sight & Hearing Foundation of New Hampshire, Inc. for vision and/or hearing assistance. Provides assistance to those with no other resources to help them see or hear.