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​​ ​​​​​​​COVID-19 ASL Resources​​

AS​L interpreters and ​CART captioning services​

Employees of public agencies (state, county, city and municipal) can request a sign language interpreter or real-time captioner by filling out an online form.

About ODHHS​

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) is a resource for all Oregonians to improve quality of life for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing​ people and their families. Our staff offer advice, support, advocacy and referrals to anyone exploring how to best meet the needs of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing​ people in Oregon. 

  • Information and referral: Our staff work to make state services and programs welcoming and accessible to Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing​​ Oregonians and their families. We connect you with resources, tools and information. 
  • Accommodations for services: Employees of public agencies (state, county, city and municipal) can request ASL interpreters or CART captioning through ODHHS. 
    • ​Members of the public may request ASL interpreters or CART by contacting the state, county, city or municipality providing the services. We appreciate hearing from you if you encounter barriers.
  • Community Needs Assessment: Many of the issues we address are outlined in depth in a Community Needs Assessment that was completed in 2016. Our goals are ambitious, and our partnership with our stakeholders is critical to our success.
  • Advisory Committee: Our Advisory Committee​ helps guide and support our ​work. 

We offer advice and refer you to services

  • We partner with public services and programs to make them more accessible.​
  • We will work to refer you to people or organizations that provide services. 
  • Please note that we don't directly provide these services.

Paying for hearing aids

We don't currently have a program for this, but there are organizations that can help. View a list of organizations that offer financial assistance for hearing aids.

​​Ongoing case management

  • For case management issues that are not related to communications access with any ODHS program (Self-Sufficiency, Aging and People with Disabilities, Child Welfare, or Vocational Rehabilitation), please raise these issues with the supervisor or manager of the field office.
  • If you are having trouble getting ASL interpreters or CART for your agency appointments, please email​ us to let us know.

Housing services

  • If you need housing, please understand that there is a critical shortage of affordable housing. Housing services typically have long waitlists. Visit Oregon Housing and Community Services for information.

Job search, training and placement

Finding ​Deaf and Hard of​ Hearing community events

There are several excellent sources for this information:


Program brochure

Email us to request the brochure in an alternate format​​​​


Video - ​How to file complaints about accommodations in health care settings 
Video transcript​

Contact ​us

Staff contact information​​

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​​Join our Advisory Committee​

​We are seeking Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing​ Oregonians to serve on our Advisory Committee​​.