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 supporters.
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.
- updated every Monday, America’s unique deaf stories; free subscription serving the Deaf Community since 1996.
- a resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL) and all other related topics.
- Premier destination for people wanting to stay updated about the latest happenings in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
- On-line website used by people with news, event announcements, things for sale, and anything you would find in a newspaper.
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.
- Leads the world in undergraduate liberal arts education, career development, and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students.
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.
- (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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