Cleveland Area

  • Cleveland Deaf Group Home Page
    Lists events of interest to the deaf community in the Cleveland area.
  • Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
    Website of the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. Includes a list with address, telephone numbers and maps to each of the four locations; a catalog of assistive listening devices available through the Center; and information on the staff and services.
  • Cleveland SignStage Theatre
    The mission of the the Cleveland SignStage Theatre is to produce educational programs and performances about Deaf culture that promotes awareness and demonstrates the value of cultural diversity between the Deaf and Hearing communities.
  • St. Augustine Church: Deaf Services
    Deaf choir and services from St. Augustine, a church on Cleveland’s near West side.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Web page of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this site includes information about recent EEOC activities and events as well as links to related web sites, and information about federal laws and remedies regarding discrimination in the workplace.

Communication

  • Accessibility
    Sites that tell how to make public places accessible for the deaf. Includes information about assistive listening devices, captioning, relay services, text communication, vibrotactile devices, hearing dogs and laws related to accessibility.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Site of a wealth of links to hearing resources, detailed information on the cochlear implant and other medical procedures, and patient information brochures on a variety of topics related to the ear, nose and throat.
  • Baby Signs
    Baby Signs books Official Site. Baby Signs, a guide for parents and babies on communication. Baby signing for babies, 9-30 months.
  • Cochlear
    Website of the developer and manufacturer of the Nucleus ®3 system of cochlear implants. Includes product information, clinics, connections with product candidates and recipients, discussion groups and event listing.
  • Cochlear Implant Education Center
    Webpage of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University that includes links to companies, agencies, organizations and other sites that provide information about cochlear implants.
  • House Ear Institute
    Website of the House Ear Institute with links to the Children’s Auditory Research and Evaluation (CARE)Center, trends in hearing research, diseases of the ear and hearing health.
  • PEPNet Resource Center
    Website of The Postsecondary Education Programs Network Resource Center with links to many other sources of information on topics of interest to the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Sound and Fury
    Website for the PBS film Sound and Fury with links to lesson plans, information about cochlear implants, deaf history sign language, finger spelling, living with deafness and a wide variety of other deaf resources.
  • What You Need to Know About Deafness/Hard of Hearing
    Links to information about modes of communication available to families of deaf and hard of hearing children.

Culture

  • Association of Late-Deafened Adults
    With links to regional ALDA chapters and information on how to receive membership information and the ALDA newsletter for those who have the “experience of having been raised in the hearing world and having become deaf.”
  • National Asian Deaf Congress
    NADC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to define and address the cultural, political and social issues experienced by Asians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. NADC is strengthened by the diversity of its members and organizations that represent various geographic regions, languages, religions, cultures and generations. NADC will also strive to provide education, empowerment, and leadership for its respective members and organizations.
  • National Association of the Deaf
    The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
  • Deaf Culture
    Links to information about deaf culture and examples of deaf culture.
  • Deaf Sports and Recreation
    Links to sports organizations and resources about sports and recreation in the deaf community.
  • Hard of Hearing – Organizations, Discussion Lists, and Websites for Hard of Hearing People
    Links to information about being hard of hearing and organizations for hard of hearing people.
  • National Black Deaf Advocates
    NBDA is the leading advocacy organization of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the United States.
  • National Hispanic Latino Association of the Deaf
    The mission for NHLAD is to build an alliance between Deaf Latino and the Hispanic community (Refer to ‘Latino and Hispanic Terminology’) through the preservation of our language, culture & customs. We recognize the importance of gaining empowerment through the promotion of leadership and education in the Hispanic and Latino community.
  • National Theater for the Deaf
    Through its thirty-four year history, The National Theatre of the Deaf stands as testimony to the artistry and capability of its Actors.
  • Ohio Association of the Deaf, INC.
    Our mission is to promote educational opportunities, protect and define existing rights of the current and potential deaf and deaf-blind citizens of America, and to solidify their social and economic security.
  • Understanding the Deaf Community
  • Becoming involved in deaf communities can help you embrace your condition, learn new aspects of it, and meet new people. Learn more about deaf culture.
  • World Federation of the Deaf
    The WFD works for the realisation of deaf people’s human rights in partnership with the United Nations and its agencies, national organisations of deaf people, and relevant stakeholders.

Deaf Resource Library

  • Deaf Resource Library
    The Deaf Resource Library is an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
  • DeafZONE
    DeafZONE has a little bit of everything and a lot of Deaf resources: chat-lines, interpreting, education resources, ASL, events and DeafToday e-zine.
  • Hearing Loss Association of America 
    Founded in 1979 by Howard E. “Rocky” Stone, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing consumers with hearing loss. The programs and events we offer are designed to focus on you—the person. HLAA strives to give people the tools they need to live more successfully with hearing loss and to show them they do not have to face hearing loss alone.
  • Info To Go
    This Information on Deafness section of the Clerc Center Web site is organized by topic.
  • Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
    The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.
  • World Deaf Directory
    Find Deaf people world wide.

Deaf-Blind Links

  •  DB-Link
    The National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind. With links to Deaf-Blind Perspectives, Internet resources on Deaf-Blindness, and links to some of the top schools and other programs for people who are both Deaf and Blind.
  • Ohio Center for DeafBlind Education
    OCDBE provides services in Ohio for individuals, birth through 21 years, with combined visual and hearing losses, including free collaborative technical assistance to families, educational personnel and service providers through training and infor mation dissemination. The OCDBE offers innovative approaches to the education of children and youth with deafblindness.

E-zines

  • Deaf Services Center
    From the Deaf Services Center, Inc.
  • Deaf Today Magazine
    Deaf Today is an international magazine for Deaf Culture. Bringing you the news daily from a to z from around the world.
  • Deafprofessional.net
    Deaf Professional Network announces the launch of DeafProfessional.net as the first online publication to present real-world, peer-to-peer deaf professional issues and empower deaf professionals with the tools to advance their careers. The up-to-date news reports are designed to help deaf professionals remain current on the latest developments that can enhance their careers while the featured deaf professional profiles will expand their professional networks.
  • Deafsign
    A British site that contains information, contacts and discussion on issues related to deafness and sign language. Site includes an interactive discussion forum, email subscription list, British Sign Language interactive, myth buster, and resources for schools.
  • Hearing Health
    Published quarterly, it remains the only independent publication of its kind: a true consumer guide on hearing issues. Hearing Health is clearly the “go-to” resource for people seeking information about the ear, hearing disorders and deafness.
  • HIP Publishing
    For deaf & hard of hearing kids and their pals, this site at one time sponsored HIP Magazine, an award winning non-profit publication for deaf & hard of hearing kids from 8 to 14 year old. It still hosts information on how to order back issues of the magazine and a section titled HIPTalk.
  • National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
    The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf is the only life insurance/social service organization in the world run exclusively by deaf and hard of hearing people for deaf and hard of hearing and their families.
  • Odyssey
    Odyssey features articles about a wide range of issues important to the families of deaf and hard of hearing children and to those of us involved in deaf education.
  • StoryStones: A Web Site for Deaf Children
    With sign language, web travels and kid place information as well as stories and games, this site is a fun and useful resource for children.

Jobs and Education

  • ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE EDUCATORS-DEAF & HARD OF HEARING
    The Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH)
    is an organization of university professors who prepare teachers for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our conference occurs annually at various cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is well-attended by university faculty, candidates for doctoral degrees,field venders, and sign language interpreters.
  • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
    Website of the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, a non-profit agency that provides audiology, hearing aid, speech-language, occupational therapy, corporate speech training and vocational services for the deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind.
  • Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf
    CEASD supports and promotes effective school leadership to advance education programs for deaf and hard of hearing children.
  • Deaf Digest
    Offers an e-mail listserv with job announcements bi-monthly.
  • Deaf Education Website
    Links to The Council on the Education of the Deaf, teacher preparation programs, jobs, scholarships, grants and other sources of financial assistance for those interested in preparing for careers in deaf education.
  • Deafness/Hard of Hearing – Deaf Studies
    Links to deaf studies programs.
  • Employment and Jobs in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
    Links to sites containing job listings and job search tips for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Gallaudet University
    Website of Gallaudet University, a coeducational liberal arts university that provides a unique educational experience for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students.
  • Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
    This site offers abundant information about the university, national mission priorities and related projects and links to the national deaf education network and clearinghouse.
  • Here’s My Advice
    In this column that appeared in the July 30,1999 edition of Columbus Business First the author, Ken Campbell, provides suggestions to employers on hiring individuals with disabilities with specific suggestions for hiring the deaf. EEOC.
  • Hiredeaf
    A career resource center that contains job postings by corporations, staffing firms and executive recruiters. Job seekers can post resumes, cover letters and search job listings.
  • Kent State University Deaf Education
    The deaf education program at Kent State University.
  • NASP-IG-SchPsy Deaf-NASP OG on D/HH Students and Families
    National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) professional interest group on deaf and hard of hearing students and their families message board
  • Ohio Center for DeafBlind Education
    OCDBE provides services in Ohio for individuals, birth through 21 years, with combined visual and hearing losses, including free collaborative technical assistance to families, educational personnel and service providers through training and information dissemination. The OCDBE offers innovative approaches to the education of children and youth with deafblindness.
  • Ohio School for the Deaf
    The Ohio School for the Deaf hopes to be an educational facility and resource center on deafness that: provides comprehensive education for Ohio’s Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students which encourage independence and life-long learning.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Links to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf many deaf and hard of hearing internet resources.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Web page of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this site includes information about recent EEOC activities and events as well as links to related web sites, and information about federal laws and remedies regarding discrimination in the workplace.

Kids and Parenting

  • American Society for Deaf Children
    The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf* children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.
  • Deafchild International
    A website that provides a vehicle for children and teens, teachers of the deaf, adults, parents and friends of the deaf to communicate with others around the world. Site is free but registration is required.
  • Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Links to many websites of interest to deaf and hard of hearing children and teens.
  • Hands & Voices
    Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We are non-biased about communication methodologies and believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support.
  • HIP Publishing
    For deaf & hard of hearing kids and their pals, this site at one time sponsored HIP Magazine, an award winning non-profit publication for deaf & hard of hearing kids from 8 to 14 year old. It still hosts information on how to order back issues of the magazine and a section titled HIPTalk.
  • Listen-Up Web
    This site features information for the special needs of hearing impaired children and their families. The site also includes links to international associations and organizations and their local chapters if available. Also included are links to” Fun Places for Kids” and the “Listen Up Bookstore.”
  • MYDEAFCHILD.ORG 
    I am a mother of three beautiful girls. My daughter, Leah, is deaf. I created Signing Time with my sister, Emilie to help my big extended family learn to sign with Leah. I love it when parents with deaf or hard of hearing children reach out to me. I can share my story with you, and I get to hear yours. Together we are creating a new reality for our children. They CAN have it ALL! Our mission is to empower parents to communicate and connect with their deaf child through American Sign Language.
  • National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
    The mission of NCHAM is to ensure that all infants and young children with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and have access to timely and appropriate audiological, educational, medical intervention, and family support services. NCHAM receives funding from multiple sources to conduct research, training, and technical assistance activities to support and improve newborn and early childhood hearing screening, diagnosis, and early intervention.
  • Parenting Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Links to resources for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children and teens.
  • Signing Time Foundation
    Our vision of the world is one in which all children – regardless of their abilities – can express themselves, feel valued and understood, and be supported in achieving their full potential.
  • StoryStones: A Web Site for Deaf Children
    With sign language, web travels and kid place information as well as stories and games, this site is a fun and useful resource for children.

Sign Language and Interpreting

  • DeafDigest
    DeafDigest is a free national newsletter for those interested in the deaf on-line. Site also includes links to deaf websites and comics.
  • Handspeak: Sign Language Dictionary Online
    This site offers fun learning of signs and is the largest, fast-growing popular visual language dictionary online.
  • Interpreting
    Links to interpreting agencies, referral services, websites and articles as well as national and state support organizations for interpreters.
  • Learn Sign Language Online with American Sign Language University
    Enjoy this free series of self-paced online ASL courses. Each course covers various aspects of Deaf Culture, ASL grammar, history, terminology, and approximately 100 new signs. There are 10 courses, (plus various workshops), so you will be able to learn over a thousand signs!
  • National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
    The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf is the only life insurance/social service organization in the world run exclusively by deaf and hard of hearing people for deaf and hard of hearing and their families.
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Links to information on health, research, projects, news and events of the NIDC, an Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Religion for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Links to churches and religious organizations of the deaf.
  • Sign Language
    Links to many sights pertaining to sign language including ASL poetry, fingerspelling, sign language clubs, teaching, videos and other topics.

Where to Buy

  • Deaf Initiatives
    Keepsake theme quilts and wall hangings made from t-shirts or photographs in wall, stadium, twin, full or queen size.
  • Deaf Mall
    Links to information about deaf culture, organizations, issues, education, books, videos, gifts, events, travel, financial services, real estate, interpreters, and more
  • Deaf Resource Library
    The Deaf Resource Library is an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
  • Gallaudet Bookstore
    Order books and products online from Gallaudet University.
  • Global Assistive Devices
    Welcome to the future of electronic devices designed to make your life much easier. We have a variety of innovative products that will surely enhance the quality of your daily life.
  • Hand Expressions
    A deaf owned and operated business that sells novelties, jewelry, clothing and other products custom designed for people interested in sign language or deaf culture.
  • Harris Communication
    Assistive products designed for deaf and hard of hearing people.
  • HiTec Assistive Communication Products
    HITEC Group International is innovative, involved, and driven to ensure a barrier-free, improved quality of life for ALL people.
  • National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
    The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf is the only life insurance/social service organization in the world run exclusively by deaf and hard of hearing people for deaf and hard of hearing and their families.
  • NFSS Communication Catalog
    Products at discount for Deaf and the hard of hearing.
  • Weitbrecht Communications, Inc
    The nation’s leading “one-stop-shop” for assistive technology for the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, and those who interact with them.