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.
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.
ADSD is required by NRS 656A to maintain a registry of individuals engaged in the practice of interpreting and captioning.
If you are a State agency and you need an interpreter, you may contract with one through any of the interpreting agencies on the State's Master Services Agreement (MSA) by clicking here.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Jennifer Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org or via video phone at 775-434-0237.
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.