The mission of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) is to advocate for and facilitate equal access to quality, coordinated and comprehensive services that enhance the life of Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) is a state agency authorized to develop and implement a program of information and referral, advocacy, public education and direct services. Based in Topeka, KCDHH works with agencies and organizations throughout Kansas to assure availability and coordination of services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, including communication access.
KCDHH also maintains a registry of qualified sign language interpreters in order to track interpreters’ credentials, areas of expertise and geographic areas of practice of interpreters working in the State of Kansas. As required by K.S.A. 74-4355b (a), “All interpreters for the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired shall be certified or registered with the KCDHH or an agency designated by the Commission.”
Sign language interpreting