Interpreter / CART Referral Department Our interpreter referral specialists will work to match you and your client with an appropriate, qualified interpreter or CART reporter. Utilizing our referral database with individualized communication preference profiles, we are the most qualified agency in New Hampshire to provide this service. This section covers requests both requests from businesses/governments and Part B requests from consumers.
Emergency Medical Interpreting Services (EMIS)
The Emergency Medical Interpreter Service Program (EMIS) provides on-call American Sign Language interpreters for medical emergencies during nights, weekends and holidays for contracted hospitals.
The four hospitals currently using EMIS are Concord Hospital (Concord), Elliot Hospital (Manchester), Catholic Medical Center (Manchester) and Cheshire Medical Center (Keene).
New Hampshire Telecommunication Assistance Program NH-TEAP provides telephone equipment for individuals whose disability interferes with their use of a standard phone. The equipment is provided at half or no cost depending on income eligibility. We do not sell any equipment directly from NDHHS. Any additional assistive technology provided must be required for communication purposes and work in conjunction with the phone/TTY.
Relay New Hampshire Relay New Hampshire is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing. deaf-blind or speech disabled. Our Relay Specialist is available to make presentations to individuals and groups regarding the benefits of Relay New Hampshire
Equipment and Materials Loans NDHHS provides loans for equipment such as pocket talkers, FM systems, signalers and other assistive technology. We also have a small resource library and access to a video phone available to the public.
National Deafblind Equipment Distribution Program (iCanConnect) The National Deafblind Equipment Distribution Equipment Program (iCanConnect) aims to put state of the art, distance communication technology in the hands of those with combined vision and hearing loss. Equipment and training comes at no cost to the individual.
New Hampshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Initiative The NH Deaf Education Initiative collaborates with schools and families to ensure a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. We developed the Educational Service Guidelines for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and promote its use in self-contained and mainstream settings. Through professional development and technical assistance, we build the capacity and sustainability of academic services designed for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Family Sign Language Program The Family Sign Language Program provides in-home American Sign Language instruction to families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. These classes aim to open communication between the child and their family as early as possible to maximize the potential for language and cognitive development.
Service Coordination and Information Referral We have a compiled a General Information FAQ and list of resources. Our Information and Referral Department continues to update and revise our resources with the help of our community members.
Outreach and Community Education Presentations Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services offers informational presentations on a variety of subjects related to employment, advocacy, education, equipment and more. If your organization or place of business is interested hosting a presentation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Service Providers (SSP)
Support Service Providers (commonly referred to as SSPs) are trained mobility guides for people who are Deaf-Blind or low-vision. SSPs provide transportation, serve as a human guide while walking and relay visual and auditory information.
Visit this section if you are interested in receiving SSP servicess, if you are interested in becoming a SSP or if you would just like to know more!