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. 

    Telecommunications Equipment Distribution and Access to Services (Advocacy)

    Through these programs, qualifying Nevadans with hearing and speech disabilities can receive free equipment needed to access the phone system through Relay Service. They may also receive advocacy services in order for them to have access to community services.

    For more information, contact:  

    Southern Nevada 

    Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN)
    8020 W. Sahara Ave, Suite 125
    Las Vegas, NV 89117
    (888) 240-4684 V/TTY With 7-1-1
    (702) 685-0324 Fax
    (702) 475-4751 VP 

    Northern Nevada 

    Deaf Centers of Nevada (DCN)
    1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 250
    Reno, NV 89502
    (888) 240-4684 V/TTY with 7-1-1
    (702) 685-0324 Fax
    (775) 473- 9452 VP

      Interpreter/CART Website

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

      Contact Information

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

      Interpreter Request


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