Deaf Related Links

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) - Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. We provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) - is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters.  “Deaf-blind” includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss.  Their membership consists of deaf-blind people from diverse backgrounds, as well as family members, professionals, interpreters and other interested supporter.

American Sign Language Resource Guide - Resource link to additional sites on American Sign Language and Deaf Culture.

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) - was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent network. Today it is a national, independent non-profit organization that supports and educates families of deaf and hard of hearing children and advocates for high quality programs and services.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc. (ASHA) - This website provides information on hearing loss disorders and causes and provides additional resource information.

ASL Browser (learn signs) - Look up and watch thousands of ASL signs in video.

Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) - A nonprofit organization with the general objectives of providing Education, Advocacy, Role models and Support (EARS) for people with adventitious hearing loss.

Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN) - This project is for the purposes of developing a model community education course for emergency responders, managers, planners and deaf and hard of hearing consumers. The website is designed to promote awareness in emergency preparedness activities.

Deaf Digest –  updated every Monday, America’s unique deaf stories; free subscription serving the Deaf Community since 1996.

Deaf Linx -- resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL) and all other related topics.

DeafMD.org -- an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Using health information created by two trustworthy and unbiased government sources—the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. The DeafMD.org team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators translates this complex information into ASL.

Deaf Nation - Premier destination for people wanting to stay updated about the latest happenings in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Deaf Times - On-line website used by people with news, event announcements, things for sale, and anything you would find in a newspaper.

Deaf Weekly - A free weekly e-zine for busy people who want to keep up with the news in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Described and Captioned Media Program - Provides awareness to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and deaf-blind of equal access to communication and learning through the use of captioned educational media and supportive collateral materials.

Gallaudet University - Leads the world in undergraduate liberal arts education, career development, and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) - Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, the HKNC is a national rehabilitation program serving youth and adults who are deaf-blind.

Language Trademarks: Beginner Guide To ASL - American Sign Language (ASL) can provide many benefits for the deaf community, such as increased socialization and acceptance in society. If even a handful of individuals choose to pursue ASL seriously, then it could help fill the current shortage of interpreters. This guide is intended to help ASL students take their foreign language course to another level.

Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD) - MDAD is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization which strives to promote the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Maryland. It is supported by membership dues and contributions.

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) - Provides free public education for children from birth through age 21 who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, reside in Maryland, and meet the MSD admissions criteria.

Maryland Accessible Telecommunications Program (MAT) - As part of Maryland Relay, Maryland Accessible Telecommunications provides free hands-free phones, amplified phones, ring signalers, captioned phones, and other assistive devices to qualified Maryland applicants who have difficulty using a standard telephone.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) - Promotes, protects, and preserves the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the USA.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) - Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIDCD conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Office of Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services (ODHH) - The Governor's ODHH was created to promote the general welfare of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the State of Maryland.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) - National membership organization of professionals who provide sign language interpreting/transliterating services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons.

Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students - an in-depth resource for deaf and hard of hearing students. This guide hits points such as tech tools offered to the deaf community to assist with education and learning, college options that create a more audible environment for deaf and hard of hearing students, and resources and scholarships offered to the deaf community.

TDI(also known as Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.) was established in 1968 originally to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers. Today, it 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.

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