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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 help them access and navigate the world around them. Staff work closely with members of the D/deaf and DeafBlind communities to continuously improve the program 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.


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 representatives, parents of D/deaf children, and representatives from related state organizations.

2020 LCD Commission Board Meetings will take place on the following dates from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Bienville Building, 628 N 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA. These meetings are open to the public. 

  • February 14
  • May 11 - POSTPONED (new date TBD)
  • August 21
  • November 20


Other Meetings

  • HCR 80 Public Meeting: February 3


Learn More 

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 Providers (SSPs)
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- 406- 7317 | PO Box 3214, Baton Rouge, LA, 70821