Communication Access

Administrative Rules

Communication Access, Title 11, Chapter 218

Hawaii Quality Assurance System (HQAS)

HQAS Information

HQAS Application

HQAS Test: April 23 and 24, 2015

Deadline to submit application: April 6, 2015

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

Communication Access Providers

The Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) announces a new and improved list of sign language interpreters. Sign Language Interpreters

Should you have questions about the list, please contact our office by phone (808) 586-8121 (V/TTY) or email,

NEW! ADA rights for American Sign Language

DCAB has produced 3 videos in American Sign Language for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing on their rights under the ADA. View on the YouTube website or on the DCAB website.

Communication Access Fact Sheets

NEW! Access to HealthCare: Your Right to a Sign Language Interpreter

NEW! Guidance for HealthCare Providers in Ensuring Effective Communication

Communication Access Provisions Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for State & Local Agencies

Communication Access Provisions Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act for Public Accommodations

Communication Access Provisions for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)

For more information

Kristine Pagano
Communication Access Specialist
(808) 447-1397 (VP/Phone)

Kamaile Hopfe
Program Support Technician
(808) 586-8121