NEW from Communication Access
The Communication Access Unit now has a Facebook page. Check us out at: https://www.facebook.com/DCABCommAccess/
How to Obtain Communication Access Services or Providers – (posted 12/20/2018)
Communication Access Card Information – (posted 9/10/2018)
Summary of Revisions to the Hawaii Administrative Rules – (posted 6/19/2018)
DCAB 14th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB 13th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB 12th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB 11th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB 10th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB Follow up to 9th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
We just received new information about the time and location of the upcoming hearing. It is on Wednesday, February 27 at 11 a.m. in Capitol Conference Room 308.
DCAB urges you to provide testimony in support this bill. You may email testimony to FINtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours before the hearing, or show up and testify in person. If you wish to testify in support but are not sure what to write or say, DCAB has sample testimony posted on our website and on Facebook. If you have questions or want more information, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or VP (808) 829-3641.
Email written testimony to FINtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours before the hearing.
Phone/VP: (808) 829-3641
DCAB’s 9th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB’s 8th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB’s 5th Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB’s 3rd Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB’s 2nd Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
DCAB’s 1st Update on the 2019 Legislative Session
The 2019 Legislative Session Opens Wednesday January 16, 2019
DCAB Sponsored Workshops
Interpreter CEU Workshop Request for Funding Application Form – The deadline to submit the CEU Workshop Request for Funding Application Form has passed. Please check again at a later date to submit an application form.
Hawaii Administrative Rules
Hawaii Quality Assurance System (HQAS)
HQAS Test: TBA
HQAS Test: The test will be offered upon request. Please contact Colin Whited, Communication Access Specialist via email at email@example.com or by calling (808) 829-3641 for more information.
Continuing Education Program (CEP)
The Disability and Communication Access Board announces a new online system for sign language interpreters enrolled in the HQAS CEP. The new system is designed to reduce paper consumption and errors by automatically calculating CEU totals. To learn more about the HQAS CEP, please visit the website at www.hqas.org.
NOTE TO HQAS INTERPRETERS: To participate in the CEU program, you must first sign up online and submit the program fee by mail to DCAB by check or money order. Credit card payments and cash are not acceptable. After confirmation of your online application and fee, CEUs must be earned and submitted within your two-year renewal period. CEUs earned prior to confirmation will not be counted.
Communication Access Providers
Please click on Sign Language Interpreters for the current list. This list is updated monthly.
Should you have questions about the list, please contact our office by phone (808) 586-8121 (V), (808) 586-8162 (TTY) or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Captioning VLOG (2018)
In coordination with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, DCAB prepared a draft bill for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative package to restore the open movie captioning law to its original intention of two showings per week with no sunset date. Three major changes made are: 1) eliminating the sunset date of January 1, 2020 in the existing law; 2) increasing the number of open captioned (OC) showings to 2 per week; 3) removing language allowing “lightweight eyewear” as a substitute for OC showings. On January 24, 2018, the bill was introduced in the current legislative session as part of the Governor’s Administrative Package.
To learn more about the bill and how you can participate in the process, view the video produced by DCAB and the University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies – Comprehensive Service Center. If you have any questions, contact DCAB at (808) 829-3641.
Open Captioning DCAB VLOG:
ADA rights for American Sign Language
DCAB proudly presents a series of American Sign Language (ASL) videos about the ADA Title III Effective Communication.
Audio Description for ADA Effective Communication, Title III:
ADA Effective Communication, Title III (ASL):
Understanding the ADA, Title III (ASL):
Understanding the ADA, Title II (ASL):
Communication Access Fact Sheets
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Program and Policy Development Coordinator
Communication Access Specialist
Program Support Technician