We exist to make Philadelphia more inclusive

DHCC is a non-profit organization providing ASL Interpreting services and community programs for the DHHDB in Philadelphia and the tri-state area.

Financial Information

Interpreting Services

The largest, most respected interpreting agency in Philadelphia, our ASL interpreting services uses only qualified, professional sign language interpreters that fit the situation they work.

Community Programs

We run a variety of short and long-term community programs and events designed to address the needs of the local deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind community.

ASL Classes

Our ASL classes are taught by native ASL instructors who create a welcoming, inclusive and fun learning environment for individuals, parents or businesses interested in learning ASL.

We believe all people should have the opportunity to participate and contribute to their local community.

About Us

DHCC is the best place in the Philadelphia area to learn about and obtain equal communication access. We offer a variety of services to help bridge the communication gap between the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities. We are honored to be the longest serving and highly respected sign language interpreting service in the region and the first organization to provide an on-call Emergency Sign Language Interpreting Service for police and hospital emergencies. 


Our mission is to advocate for and promote equal communication access, educational service, cultural awareness and economic development to the Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing populations in the greater Philadelphia region and surrounding areas.

Get Involved

We’re always looking for partners in our community. If your business, organization or foundation wants to better engage the local deaf community and help make a difference, contact us. We’d love to talk more about how we can work together to make Philadelphia a more welcoming home for our deaf population.

The Happenings


COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

We are putting out a series of communications and updates in American Sign Language on the spread of Coronavirus. Learn more by checking this page

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Maria Iovine

When Maria isn’t working at Ms. Tootsie’s- the family restaurant in the Reading Terminal- she’s learning ASL. Deaf customers frequent her business and Maria believes

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Teraca Florence

Teraca is a Deaf resident of Philadelphia who has made a career out of advocacy. As a mental health case worker, Teraca works with people

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DHCC Events