Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind
1575 Sherman Street, Garden Level
Denver, CO 80203
Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (CCDHHDB) was established on July 1, 2000, as a Type II state agency to address the needs and concerns of Colorado’s deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind populations by Senate Bill 00-194.
Being a type II agency means that by law, CCDHHDB is operated under the umbrella of the Colorado Department of Human Services without a direct relationship with the Governor’s office or the General Assembly. CCDHHDB is also advised by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Governor for a term of four years each, with all programs and daily operations managed by a Director and the staff.
Daily operations of the CCDHHDB staff include information referral and consultation, coordination and provision of auxiliary services, distribution of communications resources and tools, the annual distribution of grants, environmental navigating support for deafblind individuals, assisting state agencies and community organizations in building their capacity to serve deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind individuals, and oversight of the Colorado Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Alliance.
CCDHHDB is funded by the Telephone Users with Disabilities Fund (TUDF), supplemented by the General Fund and the Federal Funds.