Technical assistance, equipment training and disability awareness services are available to the community regarding individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. An equipment demonstration site is available. ECI is under contract with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) to provide outreach services to the Cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Suffolk, and James City, York, Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties. Workshops and forums educating and empowering individuals with hearing disabilities are offered on a variety of topics. ECI is one of seven demonstration sites where consumers can try out various equipment before purchasing them from an independent vendor.