Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Here you will find a wide range of information for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and friends. This information is also helpful for employers, businesses, and government agencies seeking to provide equal opportunity and equal access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Advocates can use this information to improve the quality of life and ensure equal access for people in their communities. Lawyers can use this information to better represent their clients who are deaf or hard of hearing. All of this information may be shared to inform and educate others.
Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Hotline Services
All survivors of domestic violence face the same issue: abuse thrives in isolation. This can be especially true for survivors of domestic violence who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing. The Hotline strives to educate the public about the need for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing abuse outreach programs. The safe and strictly confidential services that The Hotline offers to Deaf survivors can be life-saving. We have partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to ensure Deaf advocates are available to respond through email, Instant Messenger, and video phone to those seeking help.
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and Deaf-Blind 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.