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Welcome to the Florida Coordinating Council For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

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Scholarships for Florida Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students ...

Apply for a Florida Association of the Deaf Scholarship.  1 scholarship for a signing Deaf student; 1 scholarship for an oral deaf (hard-of-hearing) student.  Deadline -- on or before April 1, 2015.  Contact Donna Drake at DonnaDrake45@gmail.com or 904-201-4744 for details.


A BETTER TAKE ON WHAT PERSONS WITH HEARING LOSS CAN DO:

SCROLL- I KNOW I CAN.avi - YouTube

"I Know I can" Developed by the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Accessible Materials Project in support of the Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy.

Watch now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyzgZ9qismU


            FLORIDA COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
NOTICE OF QUARTERLY MEETING
THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING; ALL PERSONS ARE INVITED

Tentative DATES AND TIMES:
February 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
February 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
The FCCDHH will take Public Comments
February 13, 2015 from 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST

PLACE:
TBD

NOTE:  The Agenda will be posted under "meetings" in the "Council Meetings" tab at the top of this page.


Hearing Loss of America

Here is the November-December 2014 issue of The Communicator. http://hla-jax.org/index.php/download/newsletter/NovDec2014JaxNews1.pdf


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 


Want to track a bill?


There are a number of different ways to do it, but this seemed the easiest method so far:
Click on this link: 
     http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/
          Click on “Bills” along the bar at the top of the screen (under the seal)
           Underneath the red bar, set “Chamber” to “Both”. 
          Type the number of the bill, i.e.. 1125.
                    If you don’t know the number, use a key or phrases.
          Click on the name of the bill to see all the details.


 


 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.

Upcoming Events

Jan 09, 2015 - Jan 11, 2015
Deaf Interpreter Series (Jacksonville)
Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 08, 2015
Deaf Interpreter Series (Jacksonville)
Feb 07, 2015
FSHHP 1-Day Seminar (Tallahassee)
Feb 12, 2015
2015 Florida Vision Summit (Tallahassee)