Council Actions

By-laws update

In December 2017, the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing approved changes to their by-laws. You can review the new by-laws or review what has changed.

Interpreter Licensure

In June, the Wisconsin Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing sent a letter to the Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform in response to potential changes in Wisconsin interpreter licensure.

HUD vs Apache ASL Trails

Letter to HUD, April 2013 (PDF, 27 KB)

To find out more information on this issue:


Mental Health

Letter to Joint Finance Committee, May 2013 (PDF, 91 KB)


Sign Language Interpreters

Letter to Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Regarding Oversight of Licensing of Video Remote Interpreters (VRI), June 2013 (PDF, 94 KB)


TeleCoils (T-Switch on Hearing Aids)

Council Position Statement:

The WI Governor's Council for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind advocates for automatic inclusion of the T-coil option (also known as a telecoil, T-switch or Audiocoil) on all hearing instruments sold in the state of Wisconsin unless omitted by documented, informed consent of the hearing aid purchaser at the initial examination for fitting and sale of a hearing aid.

The Council feels it is extremely important that, prior to selecting a hearing aid, every potential hearing aid purchaser in Wisconsin is informed & educated by their licensed  hearing health professional about the benefits of t-coils for use with telephones, hearing loops & other assistive listening devices.

For more information about hearing loops, go to:



January 2011