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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.

Meeting Minutes

2021 Meeting Dates

The Advisory Council for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is being held Virtually on March 19, 2021. We will be meeting Via ZOOM. If you would like to attend, please click on the following link to register: Registration is required to insure security protocols are followed. The link you receive is individual to each registrant. 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.

  • March 19 - Meeting Agenda
  • June 18 - Cancelled
  • September 24
  • December 3
Time   10:00 AM

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

Additional accomodations will be provided upon request.

Contact ODHH:
717-783-4912 v/tty
717-831-1928 videophone