Communication Access & Language Assistance
~~“Communication Access means providing assistance to all who need it, including individuals who are Deaf or have hearing loss, are blind or have low vision, or people who have limited English proficiency (LEP).
The DHHS Commitment
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is committed to providing meaningful communication assistance to New Hampshire's diverse populations.
The Department must ensure its own compliance with the federal civil rights laws that require communication assistance, including:
• Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
• Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and
• Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Additionally, State laws (RSA 521-A and RSA 354-A) require an interpreter be provided, when necessary, to ensure effective communication for individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss.”
- Resource Leveraging
- Department of Health and Human Services