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About the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD)

The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) was established in 1980 by Louisiana legislature. 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. To do this, we perform the following actions.


Provide services and programs to people who are D/deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing, as well as those with speech disorders to help them access and navigate the world around them. 


Promote these services so people understand what they are and how to access them. 


Evaluate the program and find ways to continuously improve experiences for consumers and vendors.


Advocate for the needs and rights of people who are D/deaf. 


Establish standards for interpreter training programs and licensure requirements, and maintain a registry of approved interpreters.


The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf is funded through a telecommunications tax on all local and wireless phone lines in Louisiana. The money from this fund is used to establish, administer, and promote LCD services. Learn more here.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf using the information below.

VP: (225) 228-1203


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