The Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) acts as an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing persons on legislative issues as well as a consultant to the governor, General Assembly and various state and local governmental agencies concerning policies and programs that pertain to people with hearing loss. KCDHH provides information, referral and advocacy services, and an interpreter referral service for state agencies.
KCDHH produces the Kentucky DeaFestival and the following materials: Directory of Services, Communicator, and brochures on topics of interest to deaf and hard of hearing persons and their families.
The Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing also maintains a library of books, periodicals, DVDs, videotapes and CDs, etc. which are available for research and general information. The Telecommunications Access Program (TAP), with devices such as TDDs, amplified phones and CapTel, is available for eligible deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians.