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Governor's Commission on Disability

About the GCD


The New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD), a State agency created pursuant to RSA 275-C, serves people with disabilities, advises the Governor, Legislature, and other state agencies regarding disability-related matters, and provides technical assistance relative to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability laws. The GCD sits administratively within the Governor's office, and its Chair and Commission Members are appointed by the Governor.



The Committee on Architectural Barrier-Free Design (AB Committee), pursuant to RSA 275-C:10-15, provides review and guidance on barrier free design applicable to buildings and facilities.



The GCD is the recipient for an annual appropriation which funds NFB-Newsline for the Blind. NFB-Newsline is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, deafblind, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more.





The GCD is the designated agency for the federally funded Client Assistance Program (CAP). CAP advises and advocates for individuals who are eligible for services and benefits of the Rehabilitation Act and Title 1 of the ADA (Employment).  
The GCD administers the Telecommunications Equipment Assistance Program (TEAP) and a contract with Future In Sight. TEAP provides access to telephone service for qualified individuals with a disability.





The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is housed at the GCD through an agreement with the Department of Education. The SILC is authorized under the Rehabilitation Act and focuses on promoting and advocating for the independent living philosophy.

Governor's Commission on Disability  |  54 Regional Drive, Suite 5, Concord, NH 03301
Toll-Free NH: 800-852-3405  |  603-271-2773  |   Fax: 603-271-2837  |

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