Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Welcome to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website
Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, hereafter referred to as the “Coordinating Council” is mandated by Section 413.271 Florida Statutes to serve as an advisory and coordinating body which recommends policies that address the needs of Florida’s deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and deaf-blind (hereafter referred to collectively as “hearing loss”) community.
The Coordinating Council is a resource for deaf and hard of hearing Floridians who need assistance with everyday needs including employment, education and access to services. The Coordinating Council is dedicated to assisting the nearly 3 million Floridians affected by hearing loss through providing technical assistance and resources to individuals, governmental agencies, private and public organizations.
The Coordinating Council’s technical assistance allows both public and private entities to better and more efficiently serve persons with hearing loss and their families. This information can also help those entities avoid costly and unnecessary litigation resulting from violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws and statutes that provide for protection of civil rights.