The Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DelODHH) resides in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, an agency of the Department of Labor. We envision all people having the same access to opportunities and leading self-sufficient, productive, and fulfilling lives. We demonstrate commitment to the independence and equality of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing by providing information, education, services and training, and advocacy.
We provide Information regarding the following:
- How to make arrangements for a sign language interpreter or obtain other auxiliary aids needed for an appointment;
- How to find assistive technology resources;
- Sign language classes;
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing related local and national news and events
We provide advocacy and support for individuals in obtaining appropriate services or accommodation needs.
If we can’t help you, we will direct you to other State, nonprofit, or private agency for assistance.
We administer the analog Captioned Telephone (CapTel) program which provides access to residential telephone services for Delawareans who have the ability to speak for themselves and also have difficulty hearing on the phone. DelODHH will accept and approve qualifying applications for such services. CapTel services are graduated, with 10 new users approved per month on a first come, first served basis.
- CapTel Policies and Procedures
- Application for CapTel Services
- CapTel Comparison sheet
- Procedures for CapTel purchase assistance
- CapTel purchase assistance form
Visor Communication Cards are only available through our office. A Visor Card is an official document approved through the Delaware Police Chief’s Council. Used for emergencies, the card indicates to police and other emergency personnel that the driver is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Clear instructions on the card help guide the interaction and situation for a positive outcome. More information
We offer complimentary Deaf culture awareness and basic sign language communication training as part of our outreach program. In addition, we are available to attend your next event or conference. Give us a call! Schedule your FREE training today!
Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802-1307
(302)504-4741 - VP & Voice
(302)761-8275 - TTY and Voice
(302)761-6611 - Fax