Deaf Related Links
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 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.
ASL Browser (learn signs) - Look up and watch thousands of ASL signs in video.
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.
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.
Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS) - DORS prepares people with disabilities to go to work, to stay on the job, or remain independent in the home or community. Rehabilitation counselors in offices throughout Maryland provide or arrange for services that may include career counseling, assistive technology, vocational training and/or job placement assistance.
Department of Disabilities Administration (DDA) - The mission of the DDA is to provide leadership to assure the full participation of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life. In addition, DDA's goal is to promote their empowerment to access quality supports and services necessary to foster personal growth, independence and productivity.
Gallaudet University - Leads the world in undergraduate liberal arts education, career development, and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) - The nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.
Hearing Loss Web - A site dedicated to people who have hearing loss, but are not members of the traditional Deaf community. This includes people who consider themselves to be hearing impaired, hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf. Information provided on issues, medical topics, resources, and technology related to hearing loss.
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.
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 Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) - The mission of the Maryland Technology Assistance Program is to establish a statewide, consumer responsive system for the delivery of technology related assistance to individuals with disabilities, under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.
MAT Program - 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.
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.
Salisbury Lions Club - The Salisbury Lions Club provides financial assistance to those residents of the Salisbury area with sight and/or hearing problems who cannot afford to buy vision and hearing aids. To obtain an application, please contact the Salisbury Lions Club at P.O. Box 665, Salisbury, MD 21801. All information is held in the strictest confidence.
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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