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:
- Telecommunications Equipment Program
- Hearing Aid Program
- Interpreting Services
- Support Service Provider (SSP) Program
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.
- January 15: Zoom information can be found in the agenda.
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- April 16: Zoom information can be found in the agenda.
- July 9th: In person in Room E - Ground Floor of the State Capitol. Live broadcast link can be found in the agenda.
- October 15
Ad Hoc Committee Meetings
- February 10: Zoom information can be found in the agenda
- February 26: Zoom information can be found in the agenda
Telecommunications Equipment Program
Hearing Aid Program
Support Service Provider (SSP) Program
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