Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee (DHHAC)

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The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee (DHHAC) provides advice to the DOR on the means to increase competitive employment, enlarge economic opportunities, enhance independence and self-sufficiency, and on methods for improving services for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf/blind. The DHHAC members represent the wide and diverse spectrum of individuals who have hearing losses served by the Department. DHHAC Members are either deaf or hard of hearing and/or have experience in providing services to individuals with hearing loss.

The committee develops, in conjunction with stakeholders, an annual work plan to identify and address areas for improvement in services provided by the DOR to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf/blind.

DHHAC meetings are announced in the Department's Boards and Committees Public Meeting Calendar page.

All meetings are held in accordance with all applicable open meeting acts, namely the Bagley Keene Act 11120-111321. Agenda items to be transacted or discussed must be placed on the agenda at a minimum of ten days prior to any regular meeting.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE?

DHHAC currently has several vacancies and is recruiting members for the following categories:

  • Individuals who are late deaf
  • Individuals who are deaf at risk
  • Expert in broad area of assistive technology
  • Expert in area School To Work

How to apply for appointment by the DOR Director to serve on the DHHAC:


  1. E-mail the application and your resume to Joe Smith, Acting Advisory Committee Analyst, at F.Joe.Smith@dor.ca.gov
  2. Send a printed out copy of your signed application and resume to:

    Department of Rehabilitation
    Joe Smith - DHHAC
    721 Capitol Mall
    4th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

All applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, June 17, 2016.

2016 DHHAC Application (DOC)

DHHAC RECRUITMENT (DOC)

 


Upcoming Meetings


There are currently no scheduled meetings.