NEW from Communication Access
How to Obtain Communication Access Services or Providers – (posted 12/10/2018)
Communication Access Card Information – (posted 9/10/2018)
Summary of Revisions to the Hawaii Administrative Rules – (posted 6/19/2018)
FEMA Aid Applicant’s Right to Appeal
Applicant’s for FEMA Aid have the Right to Appeal Agency’s Decision
FEMA Accessible: Kilauea Volcanic Eruption
Disaster Recovery Center in Kea’au, Hawaii
FEMA Accessible: FEMA Registration Process
Home Inspections/Follow Up with FEMA (Part Two)
Accessible Emergency Information
DCAB wants to know about your experiences during emergencies, particularly relating to the accessibility of emergency alerts. The video below provides an overview of efforts to improve the accessibility of emergency information distributed to the community in Hawaii. Please view the sign language video- Which is also captioned and has voiceover- to learn more about these efforts and how you can share your experiences during emergencies.
DCAB Sponsored Workshops
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.
Hawaii Quality Assurance System (HQAS)
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
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 Intern Peggy Liang at email@example.com or call the Communication Access Unit 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