Communication Card to Help Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals Communicate with Law Enforcement

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 20, 2022 that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), OOD, and statewide law enforcement partners have developed a new communication card to help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing exchange information with law enforcement.

The new card, which can be downloaded onto a phone or printed and stored inside a vehicle, wallet, or purse, includes various pictures that deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals can point to in order to help them more easily communicate during interactions with law enforcement. (Source: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, June 2022)

Select or click this link to download or print the Communication Card.

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