Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Email:

info@agbell.org

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) works globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk.

3417 Volta Pl., N.W.
Washington , DC 20007

Voice: 

202-337-5220

TTY: 

202-337-5221

Fax: 

202-337-8314

American Society for Deaf Children

Email:

info@deafchildren.org

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is the premier source of information for people who must make decisions about deaf children: parents, families, providers, educators, legislators, and advocates.

PO Box 23
Woodbine , MD 21797

Toll Free: 

800-942-2732 Hotline

Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc.

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing broad?based services, ensuring public accessibility and increasing public awareness of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Sioux Falls , SD

Deaf Linx

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

Federal Relay Numbers

Existing Numbers

  • 800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII
  • 877-877-6280 VCO
  • 877-877-8982 Speech-to-Speech
  • 800-845-6136 Spanish
  • 800-877-0996 FRS Customer Service (Voice/TTY, ASCII and Spanish)

New Numbers

  • Voice number: 866-377-8642
  • TeleBraille number: 866-893-8340
  • International Inbound number: 605-331-4923

Hear Now

Email:

info@starkeyfoundation.org

Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission is to give the gift of hearing to those in need, empowering them to achieve their potential.

6801 Washington Ave S, Ste 200
Minneapolis , MN 55439

Voice: 

866-354-3254

Fax: 

952-828-6900

Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.

7910 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 1200
Bethesda , MD 20814

Voice: 

301-657-2248

Fax: 

301-913-9413

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Email:

clerc.center@gallaudet.edu

The Clerc Center emphasizes addressing each student's individual needs within a visual environment that promotes language development in both American Sign Language and English. The design of learning and language instruction are governed by the strengths inherent in the children we serve, children for whom the primary receptive channel of communication and learning is visual.

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave.
Washington , DC 20002

Voice: 

202-651-5855

TTY: 

202-651-5855

National Association of the Deaf

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), is an organization that is safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

Programs and activities include grassroots advocacy and empowerment, captioned media, certification of American Sign Language professionals; certification of sign language interpreters; deafness-related information and publications, legal assistance, policy development and research, public awareness, and youth leadership development.

8630 Fenton St., Ste. 820,
Silver Spring , MD 20910

Voice: 

301-587-1788

TTY: 

301-587-1789

Fax: 

301-587-1791

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester , NY 14623

Voice: 

585-475-6400

National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD)

Email:

info@ntd.org

The acting company is comprised of deaf and hearing actors has touring the nation and the world for over 50 years. Each performance unfolds simultaneously in two languages: for the eye, American Sign Language, and for the ear, the Spoken Word.

139 North Main St.
West Hartford , CT 06107

OK-WARN

OK-WARN stands for Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification - a new service that provides notification of weather hazards and emergencies to deaf and hard-of-hearing Oklahomans via pager, e-mail or cell phone. To read an information brochure, click here.

Those interested in participating should download and complete the Application Sign-Up form. Applicants will be verified for eligibility in the program.
Direct link: https://www.ok.gov/OEM/Programs_&_Services/OK-WARN/

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM)
2401 Lincoln Blvd - Suite C51
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-2481

Fax: 

405-521-4053

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

The mission of the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf (OAD) is to promote, protect and preserve the civil rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Oklahoma.

Voice: 

918-932-2022

Oklahoma City Association of the Deaf

Email:

contact@okcad.org

Oklahoma City Association of the Deaf (OKCAD) is the only club owned by and for the Deaf in Oklahoma and one of the few remaining Deaf Clubs in America still in operation.

1106 N.W. 15th St
Oklahoma City , OK 73106

Voice: 

405-445-3733 Public Phone Booth

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) - Vocational Rehabilitation, Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Oklahoma City

Email:

SDHH@okdrs.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides specialized employment services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our offices of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing includes three specialist counselors in the Oklahoma City area and two specialist counselors in the Tulsa area. Our counselors have specialized training and are able to provide direct communication with clients with hearing loss by using sign language or other techniques to effectively communicate.

A specialized transition program is also available for high school students with hearing loss that addresses the unique issues encountered by the students and prepares them for their transition to work or college.

Our VR counselors for the Deaf and hard of hearing also work with other VR counselors, services, agencies and organizations to provide information regarding hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - OKC
2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 51
Oklahoma City , OK 73107

Voice: 

405-522-7930

Toll Free: 

800-833-8973

Fax: 

405-522-7948

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) - Vocational Rehabilitation, Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Tulsa

Email:

SDHH@okdrs.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides specialized employment services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our offices of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing includes three specialist counselors in the Oklahoma City area and two specialist counselors in the Tulsa area. Our counselors have specialized training and are able to provide direct communication with clients with hearing loss by using sign language or other techniques to effectively communicate.

A specialized transition program is also available for high school students with hearing loss that addresses the unique issues encountered by the students and prepares them for their transition to work or college.

Our VR counselors for the Deaf and hard of hearing also work with other VR counselors, services, agencies and organizations to provide information regarding hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Tulsa
8740 E. 11th St., Ste. F
Tulsa , OK 74112

Voice: 

918-836-5556

Toll Free: 

800-833-8973

Fax: 

918-835-2358

Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

State Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. A support and advocacy group for sign language interpreters.

Email:
secretary@OKRID.org
WebManager@OKRID.org

Oklahoma School for the Deaf

Email:

mcole@osd.k12.ok.us

OSD is a residential and day school providing specialized educational services to children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. The School also serves as a statewide resource for the education of deaf and hard of hearing children who attend public schools in Oklahoma. Programs include:

  • Early Childhood Development Program for children ages 2-6;
  • Regional preschools in Collinsville and Edmond are provided by OSB in cooperation with local schools;
  • A comprehensive curriculum for residential and day students, with instruction in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, physical education, fine arts, communication skills, computer skills, and other subjects;
  • Vocational and technical training;
  • Work experience in the community;
  • Social, cultural and recreational activities;
  • Student organizations;
  • Sports and athletic competitions; and
  • Outreach services including psychological and audiological evaluations, parent education programs, captioned videos, vocational and career education, counseling, and sign language instruction.

OSD Satellite Pre-schools:
Edmond Regional Preschool
University of Central Oklahoma
Box 176
Edmond, OK 73034
405-974-5961 Voice

Chickasha Early Childhood Center
on campus of USAO, Canning Hall
1727 W Alabama Ave, Chickasha, OK 73018
Click link for contact information: https://usao.edu/academics/education-and-speech-language-pathology/jane-...

Reading and Literacy Program for Children who are Deaf. For deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 11-17 (5th - 11th grades) are held in the summers. The five-day program helps students learn to appreciate reading and advance their literacy skills. Students are tested and grouped by reading level. They receive five hours of instruction each day. Afternoons and evenings are filled with recreation and field trips.

Official Oklahoma School for the Deaf Website: https://www.osd.k12.ok.us/

1100 E. Oklahoma St.
Sulphur , OK 73086

Voice: 

580-622-4900

TTY: 

580-622-4900

Fax: 

580-622-4959

PEPNet-Midwest Central Office

PEPNet provided resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing--including those with co-occurring disabilities.
The project ended at California State University.

For technical assistance and dissemination in supporting postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened, contact the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), http://www.nationaldeafcenter.org.

The pepnet 2 online modules are now hosted by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP).

Access: The Fundamentals
Access: Post-Production/Offline Captioning
Access: Realtime Speech-to-Text
Getting a Job!
Map It: What Comes Next?
Online Notetaker Training

Existing pepnet 2 users will need to register with DCMP to continue to access the eLearning modules. If you register using the same email address you used on pepnet 2, your module data will still be available. New users will also be able to access the modules by filling out a simple registration form.

If you have questions about this transition and/or the training modules, please email elearn@dcmp.org.

You'll also find many of your other favorite pepnet 2 resources in the DCMP Learning Center. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email elearn@dcmp.org, and they'll help you.

DCMP Learning Center:
https://dcmp.org/learn

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Email:

RIDinfo@rid.org

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language.

333 Commerce St.
Alexandria , VA 22314

Voice: 

703-838-0030

TTY: 

571-257-3957 VP

Fax: 

703-838-0454

Relay Oklahoma

Email:

Sprint.TRSCustServ@sprint.com

Oklahoma Relay provides a full telephone interpreting service between people who can hear and those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech-disabled. Communications Assistants (CAs) have computers that enable them to hear the voice users as well as read the signals from the TTY users.

Oklahoma Relay Numbers
800-522-8506 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO/STS
877-243-2823 Voice to CapTel

800-722-0353 TTY to Voice/Hearing Carry-Over
800-522-5065 ASCII to Voice

866-826-6552 Voice Carry-Over

877-722-3515 Speech-to-Speech

888-269-7477 Voice/CapTel Customer Service

900 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 700
Little Rock , AR 72211

TTY: 

800-676-3777
877-787-1989 Speech-to-Speech Only

Toll Free: 

800-676-3777

Fax: 

877-877-3291

Sign Language Classes

  • East Central University, Ada - 580-332-8000 Voice and TTY
  • Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City - 405-682-1611 Voice
  • Oklahoma State University OSU-OKC, Oklahoma City - 405-945-3288 Voice and TTY
  • Rose State College, Midwest City - 405-733-7308 Voice
  • Seminole State College, Seminole - 405-382-9950 Voice
  • Tulsa Community College, Tulsa - 918-595-7118 Voice
  • Tulsa University - 918-631-2000 Voice
  • TSHA, Inc. (Tulsa Speech and Hearing Association) - 918-832-8742 Voice and TTY
  • University of Science & Art of Oklahoma, Chickasha - 405-224-3140 Voice

Sign Language Referral Service Inc. (SLRS)

Sign Language interpreter service for the state of Oklahoma.

P. O. Box 7
Edmond , OK 73083

Voice: 

405-721-0800

TTY: 

405-630-8541 (Text/FaceTime)

Toll Free: 

888-842-9460

Fax: 

405-470-6000

Southwest Center for Higher Independence (SCHI)

Email:

info@provplace.org

The Center for Higher Independence provides a campus experience where young adults with disabilities learn to take responsibility for their lives.

Providence Place
6487 Whitby Road
San Antonio , TX 78240

Voice: 

210-696-2410

Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI)

TDI is a national advocacy organization dedicated to shaping America’s public policy, specifically in telecommunications, media, and technology, to ensure all people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind, and deaf-plus (with other disabilities) have full access.

945 Thayer Ave #8009
Silver Spring , MD 20910

Voice: 

301-563-9112

Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access (TSHA)

Email:

Info@tsha.cc

TSHA provides a variety of services to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, affected by hearing loss or simply have an interest.

TSHA's goal is to increase the independence of people with hearing loss. TSHA is a non-profit, Tulsa Area United Way member agency with 50+ years of experience in providing information and support programs for those who have a hearing loss. TSHA also provides services for interested individuals: family, friends, employers, employees, and those wanting to learn sign language.

Interpreter Services: Lburton@tsha.cc or LDaniels@tsha.cc

8740 E. 11th St., Ste. A
Tulsa , OK 74112

Voice: 

918-832-8742 V/TTY

TTY: 

918-925-9760 Deaf Services Video Phone

Toll Free: 

888-311-3523 V/TTY
888-311-3523 24/7 Emergency Interpreter (voice only)

Fax: 

918-834-4329

USA Deaf Sports Federation

Email:

info@usdeafsports.org

USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) serves as the national governing body of deaf sport organizations in the United States. Its purpose is to regulate the rules of competition for affiliated organizations, facilitate the participation of US teams in international deaf competitions, and promote human rights and equity through sports.

PO Box 22011
Santa Fe , NM 87502-2011

Young Reporting Services, LLC

Email:

totalaccesscaptioning@gmail.com

Young Reporting Services, LLC provides CART services to the Deaf and hard of hearing.

CART: Computer Access Realtime Translation, the name of a process that is used to convert spoken word into readable text. CART allows all people to have immediate, full access to educational classes, to actively participate in meetings, or just to have a transcript of what was said – in other words, equal access.

5830 Northwest Expressway, Suite 204
Oklahoma City , OK 73132

Voice: 

405-470-4404