- Assists primary customers, professional, and businesses with ADA compliance issues and policy development
- Develops ways for primary customers to access information in ASL within the community and society.
- Maintains resources and information to meet the accessibility needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers.
- Provides training and workshops on a wide variety of topics including interpreting, policy development, ADA compliance, senior citizens' issues, and issues facing families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing family members.
- Sponsors an annual youth leadership program modeled after its Commission. The Junior Commission Program offers a unique opportunity for leadership development and encourages Iowa's youth to carry on leadership roles.
- Develops partnerships with local agencies and businesses to better serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- Facilitates advisory groups to direct DSCI on how to better meet the needs of the community.
- Works with agencies and individuals to make their programs and businesses accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.
Information & Referral
- Serves as an information clearinghouse a central resource for information.
- Referrals that includes local, state and national deaf and hard of hearing organizations, legal rights information, access to government agencies, and much more.