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The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD)

The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) provides people who are D/deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, and those with speech disorders with programs and services to ensure full communication access to the world around them. Staff work closely with members of the D/deaf and DeafBlind communities to continuously improve the programs and meet their needs. LCD's goals are to allow everyone to communicate fully - regardless of their hearing, vision or speech-related abilities, improve access to needed communication supports, and to enable all people to participate in society and reach their full potential.

We currently offer services in 4 areas: 

All services have eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to use them. You can apply for and access services through your local Regional Service Center (RSC). All services and equipment follow requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more about these services and their eligibility requirements using the links under "Learn More." For additional resources, take a look at this page from the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs.


Request for Information (RFI)


This Request for Information (RFI) is issued for the purpose of seeking an organization to gather information from storytellers, marketing/PR firms, organizations with communications and community engagement experience and expertise, and organizations with experience and expertise in technological communications and community engagement in Louisiana. This information will be used for future work on the provision of cost-effective structure or policy to identify accessibility needs and recommendations to implement needed accessibility solutions during legislative hearings at the Capitol.


LCD Commission Board Meetings

Louisiana Commission for the Deaf meets quarterly to help guide program efforts and activities, in accordance with the state mandate. Commission members include Deaf and hard of hearing representatives, parents of D/deaf children, and representatives from related state organizations. Meeting minutes from previous meetings can be found here.

2021 LCD Commission Board Meetings will take place on the following dates from 9:00am - 12:00pm. These meetings are open to the public.

Ad Hoc Committee Meetings

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About Us
Learn more about LCD, including how to contact us. 

Telecommunications Equipment Program
Amplified phones, Text Telephones (TTY), and alert systems are available for those who qualify. 

Hearing Aid Program
This program offers hearing aids at no cost to those who meet the requirements. 

Interpreting Services
LCD provides interpreting services when outside interpreters are not available. 

Support Service Provider (SSP) Program
Trained guides are available to assist DeafBlind individuals. 

Related Services
Learn about Telephone and Video Relay Services, the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), and more.

Our Partners
Learn more about other programs within the Bureau of Family Health. | 1-800-256-1523 | (VP): (225) 228-1203 | PO Box 3214, Baton Rouge, LA, 70821