Welcome to the Florida Coordinating Council For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
In Florida we can swim year round. Did you know ...
Leroy Colombo, born December 23, 1905, loved swimming. Leroy became a
lifeguard at age 18. He competed -- and won -- many different swimming events
and set records for distance and speed. He crossed the Gulf of Mexico (15 miles)
in 11 hours! The Guinness World Book of Records credits Leroy for saving
Being Deaf never stopped Leroy; don’t let other people’s misconceptions stop you!
The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, hereafter referred to as the “Coordinating Council,” is mandated by F.S. § 413.271 to serve as an advisory and coordinating body which recommends policies that address the needs of Florida’s deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and deaf-blind (hereafter referred to collectively as “hearing loss”) community. The Coordinating Council serves as a resource for deaf and hard-of-hearing Floridians who need some assistance with everyday needs including employment, education, and access to services.
Whether providing technical assistance to individuals, governmental agencies and other private or public organizations, or providing the resources to allow individuals to help themselves, the Coordinating Council is dedicated to assisting the nearly 3 million Floridians affected by hearing loss. The Coordinating Council’s technical assistance allows both public and private entities to better and more efficiently serve persons with hearing loss and their families. This information can also help those entities avoid costly and unnecessary litigation resulting from violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws and statutes that provide for protection of civil rights.
To find an interpreter, please consult the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) searchable interpreter data base. Please use Florida and your City in the Search criteria. Click here to access the searchable interpreter data base.