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Described and Captioned Media Program

Described and Captioned Media Program

The DCMP provides free access to thousands of “free-loan described and captioned media titles” so long as users are “deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind students, their teachers, parents, and others whose use of the DCMP benefits at least one deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind student.”
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing American Sign Language

Hurricane Audio, Video, and Multimedia Resources: Including Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Podcasts, TV Crawlers, and American Sign Language Resources

Hurricane Audio, Video, and Multimedia Resources: Including Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Podcasts, TV Crawlers, and American Sign Language Resources

Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on how to prepare for a hurricane, staying safe during a hurricane and clean up procedures in American Sign Language and English captions. Spanish translation is also available.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Social Services

Alexander Graham Bell Association For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

Alexander Graham Bell Association For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

This association “helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.” Get advocacy information, financial aid/scholarships, publications, resources, and more. Part of the site is available in 13 languages.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Organizations

Hamilton Web Relay

Hamilton Web Relay

“Hamilton Web Relay allows individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled to place and receive free calls using any Internet-connected computer and a web browser” Their site also includes a news page with information on technology related services offered.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Telecommunications

Deaf West Theatre

Deaf West Theatre

“Deaf West Theatre, Inc., was founded in 1991 to directly improve and enrich the cultural lives of the 1.2 million deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who live in the Los Angeles area. DWT provides exposure and access to professional theatre, filling a void for deaf artists and audiences.”
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Culture; Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Culture–Arts & Entertainment

ADA Business BRIEF:Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings

ADA Business BRIEF:Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings

A communication guide offered by the U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division on effective modes communicating in a health care setting between personnel and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing as per the Americans with Disability Act.(ADA)
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Legal Rights

Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers

Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers

An ADA communication guide provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division-Disability Rights Section encompassing practical suggestions for effective communication between law enforcement and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Legal Rights

E-Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing People- AA steps in ASL (Video)

E-Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing People- AA steps in ASL (Video)

Offers video clips in American Sign Language (ASL)of the first four of twelve Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) steps. Provides formats in Shockwave and Windows Media Player. Also, includes information and resources to additional information on sobriety and recovery for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Social Services

Disability Law Lowdown

Disability Law Lowdown

“Brought to you by nationally recognized leaders in the field of disability law”, site offers American Sign Language (ASL) video podcast explaining how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law works to ensure the communication rights of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Videos are also available on YouTube.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Legal Rights

CSDVRS

CSDVRS

Offering Internet video relay communication services in both English and Spanish to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or to hearing individuals wanting to communicate with persons who are deaf. Includes an E-newsletter, and Video phones specific to their service. Provides information in text and ASL.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Telecommunications

Hands on VRS

Hands on VRS

An Internet relay communication service for persons who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and for the hearing community. The service can be used over the phone or through the website. The site offers a newsletter specific to company activities, and technological solutions required to access their service.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Telecommunications

University of Tennessee Knoxville: Center on Deafness

University of Tennessee Knoxville: Center on Deafness

Center on Deafness site provides information on their programs which range from a Basic Interpreter Training program to information on their Newborn Hearing Program to Orientation to Deafness. Other programs include the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education program and their PepNet-South center.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Education

National Theatre of The Deaf

National Theatre of The Deaf

The National Theatre of the Deaf offers information on performances of “original works in a style that links American Sign Language with the spoken word.” Site also provides information on the Little Theatre of the Deaf, actors workshops, booking information, a photo archive, calendar of events and more.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Culture–Arts & Entertainment

TDI-Online

TDI-Online

TDI is “an active national advocacy organization focusing its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss, specifically people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or deaf-blind.”
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Organizations

RIT: National Technical Institute for the Deaf

RIT: National Technical Institute for the Deaf

“The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is the world’s first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is one of eight colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a privately endowed, coeducational university that is student centered and career focused.”
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Education

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is an accredited institution providing education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. Site provides admission information as well as “research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.”
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Education

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf: deaflympics

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf: deaflympics

“The ICSD stages Summer and Winter Deaflympics sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and World Deaf Championships for thousands of athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators.” Site provides information on games, athletes, sponsorships, eligibility, calendar of events, and more.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Culture–Sport, Recreation, Leisure Activities

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

“NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.” Site also provides news and events and health topics in Spanish.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Organizations

National Black Deaf Advocates

National Black Deaf Advocates

Site presents an “official voice of Black deaf and hard of hearing Americans – a community that has historically been neglected in terms of provision of equal access to education, employment and social services.” Also includes national events, programs, and resources for people of color who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Organizations

Hands & Voices: “What Works for your Child is what makes the Choice right”

Hands & Voices: “What Works for your Child is what makes the Choice right”

Hands and Voices is a “nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.” It is a “parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods.”
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Organizations

ASL University

ASL University

Site intended for teachers, students and parents in acquiring and developing skills in ASL. It provides a syllabi, terminology, a dictionary of signs, a link to download ASL fonts from Galluadet University, a bibliography of American Sign Language materials, a finger spelling tool to develop eye acuity, a newsletter and much more.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing American Sign Language

ASL Pro.com

ASL Pro.com

Designed to be a free resource for teachers who are teaching American Sign Language to students. Includes a main, religious, and conversational dictionary as well as an ASL for babies dictionary. Includes a fingerspelling quiz component and much more.
Subject: Deaf & Hard Of Hearing American Sign Language