Communication Access Services

Nevada’s Communication Access Programs are funded by telephone users through a small monthly surcharge on phone lines in the state (NRS 427A.797). Funds are collected by the Public Utilities Commission and administered through ADSD.

    Relay Nevada

    This service enables people with speech and hearing disabilities to use specialized telecommunications equipment to access the phone system. This service is provided by Sprint.

    To use the Relay Nevada Service, dial 7-1-1. 

    Interpreter/CART Website

    ADSD is required by NRS 656A to maintain a registry of individuals engaged in the practice of interpreting and captioning.

    Community Based Services

    Under the Communication Access Services (CAS) program, the NRS allows for the establishment of Communication Access Service Centers utilizing community partners. The following services are available through community partners:  

    • Telecommunications Equipment and Assistive Technology - includes distribution and training on equipment and assistive technology that helps individuals access the telecommunications system.
    • Access to Services – this service helps individuals access services, specifically employment, education, health and social services.    
    • Language Acquisition – provides deaf coaching to children and families to help in language development.  This also includes the provision of American Sign Language (ASL) classes for families and individuals.  

    The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is currently providing these services due to the closure of our existing community partner, Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN). New community partners are being selected through a competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

    Aging & Disability Services Division is pleased to announce we have temporary staff available to provide services to deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired community. Please see our flyers for more information.

    To access services please contact us at (702) 475-4751 VP/V or via email:    

    To be added to our mailing list for updates and current happenings, please complete this form


    12/5/2020 - ADSD has accepted DCN’s termination notice, and as of December 30, 2020, DCN will no longer provide these services.

    To read this announcement in English, click for the document.  

    To view this announcement in ASL, click for the ASL video.

    12/31/2020 - ADSD is continuing required services until new community partners are selected through the competitive process.

    To view this announcement in ASL, click for the ASL video 




      Contact Information

      Salvatore Fiorentino
      Aging and Disability Services Division
      (702) 830-9103 (VP/Voice) (775) 434-4217 (text only)

      Interpreter Request


      Helpful Links

      Service Information Flyers

      Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement