Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board - Hawaii


1010 Richards Street
Room 118
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

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(808) 586-8162 (Text)
Alternate Phone
(808) 586-8121 (Voice)
Organization Description

The purpose of Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board:

  • Serve as a public advocate of persons with disabilities by providing advice and recommendation on legislation, rules, policies, procedures (i.e., Grant Endorsements), and plans relating to persons with disabilities and their civil rights or service needs.
  • Establish guidelines for the design of buildings and facilities by or on behalf of the State or the counties in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes, §103-50; approve site-specific designs where an alternate design provides equal or greater access.
  • Issue administrative rules for the utilization of communication access services (e.g., sign language interpreters, real time captioners, computer-assisted notetakers). Guidelines also included determining the qualifications of interpreters and the credentialing of interpreters who do not hold national certification via a state screening process.

Updated: May 15, 2023 2:45pm CDT

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