Communication Access

DCAB Sponsored Workshops

Interpreter CEU Workshop Request for Funding Application Form (Fillable PDF)

Hawaii Administrative Rules

Communication Access, Title 11, Chapter 218 (Accessible Version)
Communication Access, Title 11, Chapter 218 (PDF Version)

Hawaii Quality Assurance System (HQAS)

HQAS Information

HQAS Application


HQAS Test: The test will be offered upon request. Please contact Colin Whited, Communication Access Specialist via email at 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

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,

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

How To Caption Your Videos or Live Shows (as of 8/25/15)

How to Obtain a Sign Language Interpreter

Access to HealthCare: Your Right to a Sign Language Interpreter

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)

DCAB Request For Speaking Engagement Form

For more information

Kirby Shaw
Program and Policy Development Coordinator
(808) 586-8121

Colin Whited
Communication Access Specialist
(808) 829-3641

Kamaile Hopfe
Program Support Technician
(808) 586-8121