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Advisory Council for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Pennsylvania's Advisory Council for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) was established as a result of Act 1997-37, which required the establishment of the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Advisory Council. The Council is mandated to provide recommendations to public and private agencies, advocate for services and act as a bureau of information. 

The Council functions in accordance with its bylaws and the Sunshine Act

It is comprised of 17 members. The members are not paid for their council work; however, they are reimbursed for hotel, travel (mileage, parking and tolls) and subsistence, in accordance with the Commonwealth's reimbursement policy. They travel to Harrisburg for meetings and do subcommittee work between meetings. 

Application Process 

ODHH provides staff support to the Council. If you have questions, contact our office

2021 Meeting Dates

The Advisory Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing meetings are being held virtually using Zoom. If you would like to attend, please review the meeting invitation below. The link you receive is individual to each registrant.  

Registration is required to ensure security protocols are followed. Once you have completed registration, you will receive a confirmation of registration with the meeting link. A laptop, or computer, is strongly encouraged to attend this meeting for best communication access. If you wish to speak via public time, you will be asked during registration for your name and topic. Should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to ODHH. 

​Advisory Council 

Meeting Registration Link 

Time: 10:00 AM

March 19 - Meeting Agenda​

​June 18 - Cancelled

​September 24 - Meeting Agenda

​December 3 - Coming Soon

Meetings are accessible via State-Registered interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), and an assistive listening system.

Additional accommodations will be provided upon request.

Contact ODHH: 

717-783-4912 v/tty 
717-831-1928 videophone 

Prior Meeting Minutes