Mission: Create access for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing people to Denver government programs, services, and events by:
Per Federal legislation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Deaf/ hard of hearing people are a protected class. Therefore, they are entitled to effective communication and equal access to all government programs, services, and events (ADA, Title II). Effective communication access will often mean the provision of an auxiliary aid or service such as an interpreter, open captioning via Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), or an assistive listening device (ALD) for sound amplification.
The Denver Office of Sign Language Services provides these auxiliary aids and services to Denver City and County government agencies at no cost, with a minimum of three (3) business days’ notice requested. Last minute requests will be accepted but may result in the unavailability of an auxiliary aid or service.
The goals of the Office of Sign Language Services Advisory Committee are to:
Like all minority groups, Deaf people suffer from stereotyping by many who do not know and understand them. A number of myths about Deaf people circulate widely in our society and get in the way of understanding between hearing and Deaf people.
For questions about interpreters AID, CART, classes, referrals, or resources please contact:
Lorrie A. Kosinski, Director
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 1102 - 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (720) 913-8487
Mobile: (303) 880-3208
VP: (720) 458-8486
TTY: (720) 913-8484
Swanhilda Lily, Deaf Programs Specialist
VP: (303) 327-9902
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Denver 311 Help Center Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479