Welcome to the Florida Coordinating Council For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
Tax Benefits for persons with hearing loss ...
This link concerns Tax Tips for the Deaf. It was written by the Turbo-Tax people, but
is applicable to all persons with a hearing loss. Since it's tax season, you may want
to check it out: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Tax-Deductions-and-Credits/Tax-Tips-for-the-Deaf/INF22297.html
Need An Interpreter?
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: https://www.rid.org/acct-app/index.cfm?action=search.members
FCC Votes to Improve Closed Captions (21-FEB-2014)
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.