Deaf Services


DRM’s Deaf Advocacy and Communication Access Program serves Maine people who are D/deaf*, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Deaf-Blind (dual sensory loss – sight and sound), or who use signs and gestures to communicate. We also work with agencies and individuals who provide support individuals – and those who provide services, education, housing, employment to them. It is estimated that up to 17% of Maine people have some level of hearing loss.

The Deaf Advocacy & Communication Access Program is located at DRM’s Portland Office & our services are available all across Maine.

*D/deaf indicates both people who do not hear well enough to understand speech and also those who identify as a member of Maine’s Deaf Community – a proud socio-linguistic minority with a shared language, culture, history, art, and life experience.

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Deaf Services Programs

  1. Civil Rights Program
  2. Deaf-Blind Equipment Program
  3. Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP)
  4. Communication Technology & Outreach Program (Maine Relay)
  5. Peer Support Group (PSG) & Visual Gestural Communication (VGC)