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Organizations, Agencies, & Businesses

Many Organizations, Agencies, and Businesses provide products and services specially designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Many are owned and/or run by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. We have attempted to assemble a broad listing of resources. Many of these web pages have their own lists of resources. You will quickly discover the wealth of resources and services available.

This website is a product of the Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. Visit the About Us page for more information about the Coalition and for a list of our member agencies.

Did we miss someone? If you have suggestions for additional resources send an email to editor@michdhh.org.

Index

The following categories are intended to make your search easier. Even so, many organizations do more than one thing and are not easily categorized. We hope you will take some time for browsing.

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture
Arts
Associations, Clubs, and Organizations
Deaf Culture
Education
Employment
Entertainment
Humor
Interpreters
Law
Michigan State Government
Medical
Parents
Product Sales
Publications
Religious Organizations and Programs
Research
Service Providers
Speechreading
Sports
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Resources on the Web


American Sign Language and Deaf Culture

ASL Training
e–Michigan has an extensive listing of ASL Training opportunities in Michigan.

Deaf Culture
e–Michigan has articles on Deaf Culture.

ASL Deafined
ASL Deafined is an online tutorial on ASL Education with one sign at a time or your own pace.

ASL - Fingerspelling
Fingerspelling receptive practice opportunity and more.

ASL Browser
This site offers a number of tools to learn the basics of finger spelling or for more experienced people to improve receptive skills (the hardest part).

Baby Signs: Nurturing Little Hearts and Minds
Teach your baby simple signs and you will no longer have to wonder why she is crying. It’s as easy as waving Bye– Bye.

Deaf Expressions
Dedicated to sharing knowledge of Deaf Culture, hearing loss, and American Sign Language to help break down the barriers of communication and culture. We offer ASL tutoring, classes, workshops, and presentations in a variety of areas. DeafExpressions05@gmail.com
(616) 856-9885 (text)

Deaf Linx
Wonderful resources on ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf Services and Deaf Education for further knowledge and understanding! This site promotes better understanding against Audism through empowerment and education.


Hand Speak

This site offers comprehensive American Sign Language (ASL) online dictionary, ASL grammar, manual alphabet (fingerspelling), art and literature, lessons, and others.

Signing Savvy
Signing Savvy is an online sign language video dictionary.

Sign with your Baby
The SIGN with your BABY™ Program teaches hearing parents how to begin two–way communication with their hearing pre–verbal children using Sign Language.

The Silent Tea
The Silent Tea is a group of ASL students, interpreters, and members of the Deaf community that meet once a month to play games, socialize, and practice signing skills.

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Arts

The International Association of Deaf Media Professionals (IADMP)
An international organization that includes media professionals who are deaf and hard of hearing and involved in broadcast/cable television, motion picture film, Internet- based video, home video, and other related media technologies. Hearing media professionals are encouraged to join as associate members.

Michigan Deaf Arts Festival
The Deaf Arts Festival is a Michigan event that celebrates the works of local, national and international Deaf artists. In addition to the artists’ presentations and displays there is entertainment, fine arts, and craft exhibits, a Deaf Art Gallery, a variety of activities, performances, and food tents.

Deaf Performing Artists Network
D-PAN exists to bridge the gaps between the deaf/hard of hearing community, the entertainment industry, and the public at large. We create media designed specifically to serve deaf audiences through the use of American Sign Language (ASL).

National Theatre of Deaf
The National Theatre of the Deaf offers dynamic performance using American Sign Language.

Our Deafness — Poem
A sample of deaf poetry.

Terp Theatre
(formerly Sign Language Interpreting Theatre at www.terptheatre.com)
This web site supports the sign language interpretation of theatre performances with resources for both novice and experienced interpreters, as well as for theatre staff wanting to learn about sign language


Slope
– American Sign Language Poetry Special Edition is dedicated to publishing poetry from cultures around the world. This special edition features videos of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry. This is poetry created in ASL, using the unique qualities of the language to make meaning and art.


This is a Deaf–owned company in India that features greeting cards designed by Deaf artists.

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Associations, Clubs, and Organizations

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell Association)
AG Bell Association is an international membership organization and resource center on hearing loss and spoken language approaches and related issues.
Michigan Chapter: http://www.miagb.com/

Association of Late–Deafened Adults
The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) is an international organization that works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving the needs of late–deafened people.

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL)
An international organization of Deaf and Hard of Hearing health professionals. Provides assistance and advocacy for people with hearing loss who wish to enter the medical field.

Deaf Queer Resource
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national non-profit resource and information center. This site offers information about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Greater Grand Rapids Association of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (GGRAD/HH)
P.O. Box 265
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Established in 2009, the Greater Grand Rapids Association of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (GGRAD/HH) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that is dedicated to help distribute educational funds for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals to achieve higher education.

Hard of Hearing Advocates (HOHA)
The goal of Hard of Hearing Advocates (HOHA) is to help hard of hearing (HOH) people by creating and implementing programs and solutions where HOH people have undue problems. We are a non–profit foundation run by volunteers and assisting peers. We seek the advice of industry and others, but to avoid concerns of bias, our functional body is HOH people.

Hearing Loss Association of Michigan
An organization of Michigan citizens who are hard of hearing and belong to the national organization Hearing Loss Association of America. Includes listings of local chapter events throughout Michigan.

Intertribal Deaf Council
The Intertribal Deaf Council is a non–profit organization for Deaf, Deaf–Blind, and Hard of Hearing American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations individuals and their families.

Michigan Deaf Association, Inc. (MDA)
A Statewide organization for, by and of Deaf People. MDA is the first statewide deaf organization established in 1887.

Michigan Deaf Community
This website intends to be the source of important information and events in the Deaf Community

Miss Deaf Michigan Pageant
The Miss Deaf Michigan Pageant (MDMP), a non–profit organization, is held biennially coinciding with the Michigan Deaf Association Convention. MDMP is not just a beauty contest but a pageant where young deaf women have the opportunity to display their intelligence and talents in spite of their deafness.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
NAD bills itself as “the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.”

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities is an open membership, cross-disability, public education, and advocacy organization that works to promote the full inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions into nursing careers.
Click here to see the NOND ad.
Contact: kjmcculloh@aol.com or karen_batty@rush.edu

Hearing Loss Association
SHHH is a national organization representing the nation’s 26 million people who are hard of hearing.


Self Help for Independency in Michigan Equalizing the DeafBlind (SHI–M=DB) is focused on improving the lives and well being of DeafBlind individuals through educating the public and supporting individuals to realize their potential.
Contact Jill Gaus
Voice/TTY (517) 764–6178
tojagaus@sbcglobal.net

 TDI
Also known as Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc., TDI is a non–profit advocacy organization that promotes equal access to telecommunications and media for individuals who are deaf, late deafened, hard–of–hearing or deaf–blind.

WRAD’s Hearing Loss Outreach
Hearing Loss Outreach is a program of WRAD, Inc. This international association seeks to welcome people with all levels of hearing loss, all communication modes, and educational levels. Hearing Loss Outreach has four components: 1. Education, 2. Research, 3. Charitable, 4. Publications.
For more information write to WRADCEO@aol.com or mail to:
WRAD, Inc.
PO Box 3211
Quartz Hill, CA 93586

World Recreation Association of the Deaf
The World Recreation Association for the Deaf (WRAD) has a mission to inform deaf and hard of hearing people about matters impacting their lives. It is also a non–profit recreational, educational, and cultural organization made up of deaf, hearing impaired and hearing people who live in all parts of the world.

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Deaf Culture

Deaf America
DEAF AMERICA aims to entertain and educate viewers regarding the multicultural world of the Deaf community via videotapes and a website.

Deaf Way II
Deaf Way II was an International gathering of thousands of participants from the United States and the world to share and celebrate the experiences of deaf people. The week–long conference (July 8–13, 2002) was held in Washington, DC and was accompanied by an elaborate arts festival at venues around the city.


The Red Notebook is a starting point for the public to look for information on deaf culture, sign language, hearing loss, adaptive services and library programs in one place– your public library!

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Education

American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
A national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching of ASL and Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction.

Council on the Education of the Deaf
An organization dedicated to the educational enhancement for the field of deaf education.

National Center of Deafness @ California Southern University at Northridge (CSUN)
CSUN strives to be a national model of access and services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing postsecondary students.

Detroit Day School for the Deaf
At the Detroit Day School for the Deaf, the administrator, teachers, and support staff all embrace the mission of maximizing the human potential of every child while recognizing the unique and complex communication needs of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Gallaudet University News and Events
Information about and around Gallaudet University

Michigan Schools for Deaf and Blind
A website for and about Michigan’s K–12 school.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is the world’s largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is located within Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Northern Illinois University: Program for Hearing Impaired
The Program for Hearing Impaired (PHI) is a multi–faceted transition program, which assists young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing in assessing and selecting viable options for the future. The one–year program incorporates a rehabilitation concept, enabling young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing to realistically evaluate and improve their academic, vocational, social, personal, and independent living skills, while they explore, select, and establish future goals.

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Employment

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Job Network
Brings job announcements into the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities across the United States through a partnership with employers and this web site.

E–Michigan Employment Page
Information about many aspects of employment including: Job seeking, Laws, Info for Employers, Job Opportunities and more...

hiredeaf.com
A job exchange site where employers post jobs and job seekers post resumes.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
For Michigan residents with a disability, MRS means there is a place to go for individual career counseling and career preparation and placement services. For employers, MRS is a resource for pre–screened worker referrals and solutions to disability–related issues at your place of business.

The TerpJobs.com
This web site list jobs announcements for interpreters nationwide.

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Entertainment

Deaf Access Films
See captioned previews of the movies showing in your home town (Note: Movie dates and times are not available for Michigan on the Deaf Access web site. Instead see the E-Michigan Calendar [link] for a captioned movie near you.)


CSD–TV, Deaf World’s Best TV Channel!

Host to filmed entertainments, expo events, presentations, etc. in American Sign Language.


The John “Leno” Maucere Show

This is deaf show with special guests and Superdeafy and Friends. Deafywood also provides storytelling, and ASL poetry.

InSight Cinema
InSight Cinema is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the big screen movie-going experience to the 30 million deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) audiences in the United States.



OIC Movies is a web site that presents the best ASL videos from all across the web in one convenient spot. We've done the searching so you don't have to.


National Theater of the Deaf

The National Theatre of the Deaf stands as testimony to the artistry and capability of its Actors.

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Humor

Deaf Jokes Mailing List
This email list continues the tradition of sharing Deaf jokes within the Deaf community. It is a list run by Deaf people for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreters, CODAs, educators and other people involved in the Deaf Community.

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Interpreters

Educational Interpreters
An online community that focuses on the Educational Interpreter and related issues.

The Flint Interpreter
Flint Champion Services for the Deaf is a non–profit interpreter referral agency. TTY/Voice (810) 853-0401 or e–mail Flintinterpreter@excite.com

Grand Traverse Industries-Local Interpreter Services Network-LIS'N
2883 Aero Park Dr.
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
(231) 932-2418
(231) 922-5330 fax

L & L Interpreting Professionals
P.O. Box 3129
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-3129
616-447-0582.
lnlinterpreters@yahoo.com

Michigan Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MIRID)
MIRID assists interpreters in improving their skills, promotes professionalism in the interpreting field, and helps increase public awareness.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
RID is a national organization of professionals who provide sign language interpreting/transliterating services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons.

RSA Region V Interpreter Education Project
(Previously called Intepreting Grant)
The College of St. Catherine’s regional interpreter training project.

Sign Language Services of Michigan
Sign Language Services of Michigan is an interpreter referral agency. Voice (586) 778–4188, TTY (586) 778–4611, Fax (586) 771–2042 or e–mail: info@SignLanguageServicesofMichigan.com
24 Hour Emergency Services
: (810) 459–3967 or (810) 459–3965.

The “Michigan Online Interpreter System” has been published since 1981 by the Michigan Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DODHH). We thank the staff of DODHH for its fine work. A copy of the directory can be obtained the following ways:

Write:
Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns
Department of Labor & Economic Growth
201 N. Washington Square, Suite 150
Lansing, MI 48913.

(877) 499–6232 V/TTY (toll-free)
(517) 335–6004 V/TTY
(517) 335–7773 FAX
VP 866-939-3853 or IP: DODHH.Net
dodhh@michigan.gov

Visit the DODHH website ( www.michigan.gov/dodhh)
Or click:

Michigan Online Interpreter System

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Law

Midwest Center for Law and the Deaf (MCLD)
MCLD promotes and protects the constitutional and civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons in the Midwestern United States. Services are designed to bridge the gap between the legal/justice system and the deaf/hard of hearing community.

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Michigan State Government

Michigan Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This state office concentrates on helping improve the lives of Michigan’s 1 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. It receives input from its 13–member citizens Advisory Council appointed by the Governor. Services include Technical Support, Information & Referral, Accommodations, Interpreter Information & Services, and Research & Statistics.

Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)
The mission of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is to grow Michigan's economy and enhance the quality of life of its communities by assuring safe and reliable energy, telecommunications, and transportation services at reasonable prices.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
For Michigan residents with a disability, MRS means there is a place to go for individual career counseling and career preparation and placement services. For employers, MRS is a resource for pre–screened worker referrals and solutions to disability–related issues at your place of business.

The Michigan Telecommunications Act provides certain rights to the deaf and Hard of Hearing communities such as protections against basic local telephone service shutoff (Section 314(b), obtaining a text telephone telecommunications device for the deaf at costs to each individual who is certified as deaf or hard of hearing (Section 315) and "LifeLine" monthly discounts for low income customers for telephone service (Section 316).

LifeLine Telephone Program
The Michigan Public Service Commission urges qualifying low-income residents to apply for the Link-Up America and Lifeline Telephone Assistance Programs. These programs make basic local telephone service more affordable for income-eligible families throughout Michigan. Those who qualify could receive discounts for monthly telephone bills and/or initial installation costs of telephone service.
For more information click here.

The Michigan Relay Center Advisory Board
The Advisory Board was established by Order of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on May 21, 1990 in Case No. U-9117. Its on-going purpose is to assist and advise in the operation of the telecommunications relay service (TRS) for the State of Michigan. This service allows deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired people to communicate with hearing people through the assistance of a third party or relay representative.

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Medical

BAHA
Information regarding surgically implanted hearing aids.

Deaf Doc
Medical information in ASL video.

Enlarged Vestibular Equeduct Syndrome @ About.com
Information on this specific condition.

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Parents

Family Support
e–Michigan has an extensive listing of Family Support web resources.

Hands & Voices
Michigan Chapter Contact:
Kylie Sharp SharpK@michigan.gov

This parent driven, non–profit organization is dedicated to providing unbiased support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Product Sales

Assistive Devices Vendors List
(Additional listing under Communication Accommodations section.)

Wireless Pager Vendors List
(Additional listing under Communication Accommodations section.)

deafbuy.com
Deafbuy is a touring trade show and web store for, by, and about Deaf people.

Deaf Mall
Products, travel services, and entertainment on the web.

Deaf Worldwide, LLC
Deaf Worldwide, LLC is a multipurpose corporation that offers several businesses and services designed to benefit the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. By offering venues for both deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people to promote their businesses, we also create opportunities for technology training, educational growth, and business consulting for increased exposure to the 28 million Americans with hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Center (HAC) of America Group
Also called Harc Mercantile, this company sells hearing aids and assistive hearing technology.

HEARMORE.com
Products for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Silent Call Communication
Communication and alerting devices for home and work.

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Publications

American Annals of the Deaf
A professional journal dedicated to quality in education and related services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.

CSD Spectrum
CSD Spectrum is a U.S. publication, distributed world wide. Originating from an organization in South Dakota, the magazine's articles and information are of interest to a large audience of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing subscribers.

Deaf.com — M.S.M. Productions, LTD
MSM Productions, Ltd., is an independent multimedia company whose motto is “Making the world a better place for the next Deaf generation and for Deaf people now.” Best known as the publishers of Deaf Life magazine, this company also publishes deafness related books and has recently expanded to the web.

DeafDigest
DEAFDIGEST is a free, weekly national on–line newsletter for anyone interested in the deaf

DeafLife
A magazine for and by the Deaf Community.

Deaf Newspaper
A web–based newspaper full of news about the Deaf Community.

Hearing Loss Journal
Hearing Loss Journal is the bi-monthly magazine published by Self Help for Hard of Hearing People.

NAD E–Zine
NAD E-zine is a free publication sponsored by the National Association of the Deaf. (Note: there is a colorful and informative bi-monthly NADmag for NAD members.)



OIC Movies is a web site that presents the best ASL videos from all across the web in one convenient spot. We've done the searching so you don't have to.

SIGNews
SIGNews provides "news for signers and the hearing families and professionals that live with us." Subscribers have access to print and on-line versions of the newspaper.

The Tactile Mind Weekly
The Tactile Mind Weekly is a free e–zine of the signing community, published by The Tactile Mind Press (http://www.thetactilemind.com). To subscribe, go to http://www.thetactilemind.com/weekly

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Religious Organizations and Programs

National Deaf Religion Organizations
e–Michigan has the listings.

De Sales Center
This De Sales Center is home of Holley Ear Institute’s Family Village and Village Commons as well as other programs for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.

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Research

Department of Research at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
The Department of Research at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf conducts applied research that improves teaching and learning processes, advances study of technology and application of communication strategies, and examines occupational and community experiences of deaf society.

Gallaudet Research Institute
The GRI is internationally recognized for its leadership in deafness–related research. GRI researchers gather and analyze data concerning the demographic and academic characteristics of deaf and hard of hearing populations, primarily to provide information needed by educators in the field.

University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (RT–31)
RT–31 conducts research and training designed to enhance the rehabilitation outcomes of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement (RERC)
RERC is a national project funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the US Dept of Education with a mission of finding technological solutions for people with hearing loss.

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Service Providers

ADARA
An organization whose motto is: Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ASL Helping Hands, LLC
A variety of activities and services to bring information and education to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing people of all ages.
Located at the Sign Language Services of Michigan Learning Center and Store.
31507 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
586-222-0376 V/TTY
aslhh@pia-deaf.org

Captioned Media Program (CMP)
The CMP provides a free–loan media program. There are no rental, registration, or postage fees. Several hundred titles are also streamed on the CMP web site. An additional service is a clearinghouse of information and materials on the subject of captioning. These resources are available in print or online. The clearinghouse also maintains a database of captioned media available for purchase.


Communication Access Center (CAC) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides comprehensive services including interpreting services, educational services, advocacy, social services and behavioral health services. EMail: info@cacdhh.org


The Center for Sight & Hearing works with individuals who have hearing loss, vision loss, or both to help them become independent. Services include training in life skills, career and workplace skills, and communication skills. The Center has a low vision clinic, offers video remote interpreting services, and plans to open a hearing clinic soon. Individuals can find, try, and purchase assistive technology for both vision and hearing loss in our Simple Solutions demonstration and sales center. EMail: info@rockfordcenter.org

Connections For Deaf Citizens, Inc.
2990 W. Grand Blvd Ste. M-15
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Ph: (313) 875-4970
Fax: (313) 875-4971
E-mail: connectionsfordeafcitizens@yahoo.com

Deaf C.A.N.!
A private non–profit organization serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities in southeastern Michigan that offers a variety of services including: Interpreter Referral, Video Relay System, Deaf Youth Leadership Training Program, sign language classes, sensitivity training for law enforcement, the Deaf AIDS Program, Hard of Hearing Support Services, and other programs and workshops. EMail: deafcan@deafcan.org

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
This agency provides interpreter services, a mental health program, a job placement program, a HoH outreach program with assistive equipment and referral.
Two locations:
Grand Rapids
4328 Kalamazoo Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49508
616-732-7358 V/TTY; 616-732-7365 Fax; 616-828-0186 VP
Administrative Assistant Bethany Perry, bperry@deafhhs.org

Muskegon
86 Seaway Drive Muskegon MI 49444
231-733-6208 V; 231-733-6245 Fax; 231-683-4028 VP
administrative assistant Donielle Potts, dpotts@deafhhs.org

Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services
Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services (DHIS) is a comprehensive service agency providing interpreters, older adult services, advocacy, information and referral, social events, and more.
25882 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 473–1888 V * (248) 473–1875 TTY * (248) 474–7983 FAX
deafsvcs@aol.com

Deaf, Hearing and Sign Language Center
Offering Interpreter and audiological services.
19185 Wyoming
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 341–1353 V
(313) 861–4669 TTY
(313) 341–4091 Fax

DeafLINK
Serving the Battle Creek area, this program provides interpreters and other services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Address: 154 West St. Upper Level Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phones: (269) 924–0403 VP, (269) 288–0464 Voice, (269) 969–6218 Fax.

Grand Traverse Industries-Local Interpreter Services Network-LIS'N
2883 Aero Park Dr.
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
(231) 932-2418
(231) 922-5330 fax

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
The Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund provides low cost loans for hearing assistive technology as well as other technological accommodations.

Michigan Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This state office concentrates on helping improve the lives of Michigan’s 1 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. It receives input from its 13–member citizens Advisory Council appointed by the Governor. Services include Technical Support, Information & Referral, Accommodations, Interpreter Information & Services, and Research & Statistics.

National Fraternal Society of the Deaf (NFSD)
The NSFD 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 people for deaf and hard of hearing and their families. The NFSD was founded in 1901 by a group of young deaf adults at the Michigan School for the Deaf in Flint, MI.

Paws With a Cause
This organization trains Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Sign Language Services of Michigan provides A.D.A. Compliance Training, Skill Testing, Deaf/Blind and Oral Interpreters, Advocacy and Consultation services. Voice (586) 778–4188, TTY (586) 778–4611, Fax (586) 771–2042 or e–mail: info@SignLanguageServicesofMichigan.com.
24 Hour Emergency Services
: (810) 459–3967 or (810) 459–3965

VOICE, Inc.
VOICE, Inc. is a full service Deaf Resource Center providing a full array of services including Sign Language Interpreting, Advocacy,Community Service Agency Referrals, Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training, and Sign Language Classes. VOICE, Inc. is an authorized vendor for Employment Services (Job Skills Training and Job Placement Services) through Michigan Rehabilitative Services and Community Mental Health. The agency services the entire Eastern and Central portions of Michigan from Port Huron to Alpena to Mount Pleasant. Phones: (989) 497–7112 TTY, (989) 497–7111 Voice, (989) 497–9060 Fax, E–mail: voiceinc@voiceinc-mi.org.

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Speechreading

Speachreading (Lipreading)
Extensive resources for the study and practice of Speechreading.

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Sports


Deafclimbers.org

A website for deaf and hearing rock climbers.

DeafSports.com
Deaf sports scores, news, and event listings.

Dummy Hoy Homeplate
Information regarding the first Deaf major league baseball player.

Michigan Wolverine Deaf Lady Golfers
The purpose of the WDLG is to promote and maintain the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf for deaf and hard of hearing women, to promote understanding of the rules of golf and to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf.

USA Deaf Sports Federation
Provides year–round training and athletic competition in a variety of sports at the state, regional, national, and international level for developing and elite athletes. To assist athletes in developing physical fitness, sportsmanship, and self–esteem.

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Resources on the Web


An international directory listing all deaf-related websites of various organizations and interests across the globe including the states in the USA and much more!

Central Deafbase
This is a centralized database for Deaf/HH information on the net.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing @ About.com
This is a website packed with information about hearing loss, Deaf culture, the latest news… anything related to the deaf and hard of hearing worlds.


Deaf News is set up to serve as a single source for news and announcements of interest to all sectors of the Deaf community, including nonprofit organizations, deaf-education teachers, students, and alumni of schools for the deaf, ASL advocates, ITP personnel, interpreters, service providers, and anyone else with an interest in Deaf community events.

Deafocrats
A Deafocrat is a Deaf person who has an interest in politics. Learn about National political issues, become an informed voter. Deafocrats seeks to educate Deaf voters about political topics.

Deafness Internet Resouces
From Gallaudet University, this is a well organized listing on everything deaf and hard of hearing related.

Deaf Soup — one–stop Deaf Resource Library
The purpose of this website is to educate on issues pertaining to deaf, hard of hearing, or any related topics.

Deaf Vision
DeafVision provides web hosting and design services.


Community directory of many Deaf-related websites and resources.

DeafDirectory.com
Find an email address of a long lost friend or check the latest in deaf news.

Disability Policy Center
This website provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination covering a wide range of disability related issues.

HearingExchange
A website for people with hearing loss, parents and professionals. This is an online community for the exchange of ideas and information on hearing loss and related issues. No matter what method of communication you have chosen, you’ll find interesting and supportive information.

Hearing Loss Web
A web site developed by a woman who is late deafened and her husband who is trained as an interpreter. They state, “Because of the painful process that we encountered in finding information and support for hard of hearing and late deafened people, we decided to provide a focal point where people can learn about their hearing loss and find some support. This website is the result of that decision.”


OhSoEZ claims to provide the best listings of deaf community and interpreter related events throughout the nation as well as important news related to the deaf community and much more!

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