The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf provides accessibility services for persons whom are Deaf, deaf-blind, or have hearing loss or speech impairment to gain equal access to any public or private service.
What services are available?
Accessibility services include, but are not limited to:
- Document Interpretation
- Telecommunication Interpretation
- Telecommunications and general accessibility equipment
- Hearing Aids
- Information and referral
- Consumer Training
- Public Service Announcements
How do I qualify for services?
Any Louisiana resident who has hearing loss and/or speech impairment is encouraged to apply for accessibility services.
Where do I apply for services?
Applying for LCD services means locating your LCD Regional Service Center. There are ten Regional Service Centers. Simply locate your parish below and contact the Regional Service Center staff. You can call, TDD, VP, e-mail or drop-in to make an appointment to complete an application and have a caseworker determine eligibility.
Telephone and Video Relay Services
Telephone Relay Service is provided for anyone who has a Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), who calls a Relay Service and the Relay Service, receives the TDD message and then calls and speaks to the person while "relaying" the conversation between them. Video Relay Services allow a Deaf person using American Sign Language to sign into a camera, mounted on their TV or computer, again sending that communication to a Relay Service, who then interprets what the Deaf person is saying into English on a phone with the party that the Deaf person wants to talk with.