What is the Knowledge Center on Deafness?
In 1996, the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) staff realized that a partnership with a private entity was needed in order to capitalize on available private and public funding to further enhance programs to serve the deaf and hard of hearing population of the Commonwealth. In some cases, additional funding is needed to firmly establish programs that have not been fully realized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Historically, the KCDHH has enjoyed a close relationship with the Kentucky Association of the Deaf to implement innovative programs such as DeaFestival-Kentucky. However, it is apparent that the Kentucky Association of the Deaf does not focus on direct services because it is a membership-based organization; therefore, there is a need for an entity dedicated solely towards the development, funding, and implementation of programs to serve deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians.
What are we trying to accomplish?
The purposes of the Knowledge Center on Deafness, Inc., are as follows:
What is the focus of the Knowledge Center on Deafness, Inc.?
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