RESOURCES FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED
azlinks logo This page provides links to various local and national programs and resources dedicated to the deaf and hearing impaired community. We welcome your input! Please use the link at the bottom of the page.

LOCAL

  • Arizona Resource Directory for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, and or DeafExternal Link(658 KB PDF)
    From the Arizona Department of Economic Resources, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
      
  • Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of HearingExternal Link
    Established to improve the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents, serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss, aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state.
      
  • Arizona Relay ServiceExternal Link
    A public service provided by the state making communication by telephone easy, accessible, reliable and convenient for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled.
      
  • Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and BlindExternal Link
    Committed to excellence in education of all children and youth with hearing or vision loss throughout Arizona, to partnerships with families, school districts, communities and others that will enable children and youth with hearing or vision loss to succeed now and in the future. 
       
  • Arizona Telecommunications Equipment Distribution ProgramExternal Link
    If a person struggles on the telephone or avoids it altogether, generally speaking, a plausible solution can be found. Just give us a call and we will be glad to discuss a variety of options that can make communicating on the phone a reality for you or your loved one.
      
       
  • Community Outreach Program of the DeafExternal Link
    Serving the needs of people in Southern Arizona who are deaf or hard of hearing, and provide services to all those in need regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or income.
       
       
  • Valley Center of the DeafExternal Link
    We assist our clients in bridging the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds. To us, every person matters. That is why we work so hard to help our clients gain self-determination in their daily lives. We strive to provide services that are effective and accessible to our deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Our services are free to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
      
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
    The Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration provides a variety of specialized services for individuals with physical or mental disabilities that create barriers to employment or independent living.

NATIONAL

  • Hearing Loss Association of AmericaExternal Link
    The nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, providing assistance and resources for people and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. We focus on communication access, public policy, research, public awareness and service delivery.
      
  • National Association of the DeafExternal Link
    As a nonprofit federation, our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.  Our advocacy scope is broad, covering the breadth of a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership and more.
      
  • The National Captioning InstituteExternal Link
    Established in 1979 as a nonprofit corporation with the mission of ensuring that deaf and hard-of-hearing people (as well as others who can benefit from the service) have access to televised entertainment and news through the technology of closed captioning.
      
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationExternal Link
    The professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 130,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. They provide links to organizations that sponsor self-help groups for people with hearing and balance disorders.

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