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Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing

The Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (TCDDBHH) has the responsibility for ensuring that state and local public programs and services are accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Deaf-Blind citizens. TCDDBHH coordinates communication, information, public awareness, and advocacy services through six regional community service centers. The centers assist the Division of Rehabilitation Services by providing services that compliment those offered by Vocational Rehabilitation staff. TCDDBHH strives to open new avenues which will lead to equal opportunities for Tennesseans who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deaf-blind. The centers are located in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Jackson.

Tennessee Council for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing's six community center locations, contact information, and websites

CLICK HERE for center locations and contact information.

Johnson City, TN at

Knoxville, TN at

Chattanooga, TN at

Nashville, TN  at

Jackson, TN at

Memphis, TN at

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Council Meeting Schedule

February 7, 2020
May 1, 2020
August 7, 2020
***Date updated to October 23, 2020***

***The Tennessee Council for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Quarterly meeting scheduled for November 6, 2020, has been moved to Friday, October 23, 2020, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm CST.  The Council will meet virtually via Zoom.  To attend the meeting, email Lisa Rimmell at for a link no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Anyone who would like to address the Council should use the email address above to request to be added to the agenda. 


All meeting times from  9 a.m. - Noon CT
All the meeting locations will be at Bridges, 935 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN. Meetings occuring since May 1 will be held virtually. 

Become a Council Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In order to be considered as a council member you must do the following:

• Write a letter showing your interest in serving on the council
• Create an updated resume
• Complete the application

Once you have completed the above items, please mail all three of them to:
Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
Department of Human Services
Langley Building, 3rd floor
520 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37902

Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing’s (TCDDBHH) Mission Statement 

The TCDDBHH exists to serve as an advocate for culturally appropriate services affecting Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing persons through coordination, public awareness, and consultation in areas of public service, health care, and education and employment.

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