Communication Access Card

This card was developed to address situations in the past where individuals with communication access needs faced communication barriers and difficulties due to others not understanding that they require other methods to communicate effectively. This card will be a tool for these individuals to quickly inform another of their communication needs.

The card is available in two sizes. One is a standard business card size (3.5 inches x 2 inches) which easily fits in a wallet or phone pocket. The other is a visor-sized card (8.5 inches x 5.5 inches) to keep in a vehicle’s visor or glove compartment. Individuals are welcome to pick up the card that best suits their needs.

DCAB emphasizes that the Communication Access Card cannot be used as an official state identification card. Communication Access Cards are not numbered and no agency will keep a record of individuals in possession of the card. Individuals with this card may use it to self-disclose their status. DCAB is not responsible for providing services listed on the card.

Business card size (3.5 inches x 2 inches): 

 

Visor size (8.5 inches x 5.5 inches): 

Where are the cards available?

The cards are free for pick up at various locations statewide, including the Comprehensive Service Center for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind and Vocational Rehabilitation offices. A complete list of locations can be found by opening the attached PDF document: CA Card Pick Up Locations.

The cards are also free for pick up at the DCAB office:

Disability and Communication Access Board
1010 Richards Street, Room 118
Honolulu, HI 96813

 

All inquiries can be made by contacting DCAB via email at communicationaccess@doh.hawaii.gov or by phone at (808) 586-8121 (Voice) or (808) 829-3641 (Video Phone).