Deaf and Hard of Hearing Person Assistance

You can get information and assistance for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing can also receive Hearing Education Services (HES) that can help them enter mainstream educational settings. HES evaluates students, places them in appropriate learning environments, and provides support services, including:

  • Audiology
  • Speech therapy
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Note-takers
  • Tutoring
  • Counseling
  • Transition services

The City also provides a direct video calling system for ASL (American Sign Language) users, called ASL Direct. Those within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community can now contact the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and get the information and resources they need in ASL.