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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources.

Serving the Residents of Tennessee

Welcome to the public resource about hearing loss and deafness that is available to ALL Tennesseans regardless of your ability to hear! Check out our statewide event calendar; lending library of books, videos and equipment; Tennessee Directory of Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and more!

Calendar of Events

Look for or post events in the deaf and hard of hearing community across the entire state of Tennessee!  The calendar is also searchable by area of the state or type of event.

Interpreted Marionette Shows

Great for children and adults alike! A variety of marionette and puppet shows performed at the Nashville Public Library are interpreted into ASL.  (A sound track accompanies the videos.)
(Special thanks to Wishing Chair Productions and the Nashville Public Library Foundation!)

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources. Please see the attached list.  It will be updated as new information is posted, so please check back. 

Updated 1/22/21

From SHRM Online News:  https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/court-report-compliance-with-noise-regulations-may-violate-ada.aspx

By Jeffrey Rhodes December 2, 2020

Posted December 8, 2020

click on "Railroad's Compliance..."  for full article

 

Gallaudet University:   https://my.gallaudet.edu/intranet/announcements-archive/paid-zoom-study-seeking-children-from-ages-2-5-to-5-years-old-who-know-asl 
Posted 11/19/20

Paid Zoom study! Seeking children from ages 2.5 to 5 years old who know ASL

Two video conversations held the week of June 7, 2020 - NBDA & VOCA
Sources:  YouTube and Facebook (links are provided next to each archived program
Posted June 12, 2020

FREE Resources!  (Updated 5/6/20)

News releases from TDI on Telehealth and from the National Association of the Deaf
Updated 4/20/20
more...

A letter from the Tennessee Organization of the Deaf-Blind regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic...

Get help! The National Domestic Violence Hotline VP: 1-855-812-1001

or nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org or deafhelp@thehotline.org

FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE NON-VERBAL OR LIMITED VERBAL SPEECH 
Elizabeth Biggs is leading a team who is addressing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic for children with disabilities and their families through a new research project focusing on learning about the ways families are involved in language and literacy learning for children who are nonverbal or have limited verbal speech. The team is currently recruiting families to participate, and families can receive up to $220 in gift cards and two new children’s books for participating. Eligible participants must have a child who: attends a public school in Tennessee and is in Kindergarten through fourth grade for the 2020-2021 school year; has a disability and receives special education services; and is nonverbal or has limited verbal speech. All participation occurs online, at times that are convenient to families. To learn more about the project or complete an interest form, visit https://redcap.link/LanguageLiteracy. Contact Elizabeth Biggs at elizabeth.e.biggs@vanderbilt.eduPosted 9/8/20

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

BRIDGES COOKING CLUB FOR YOUTH

Bridges and BridgesWest are excited to announce a new Youth Cooking Club! D/deaf and hard of Learn more

Supporting the Use of Consistent Interventions: A Framework for Collaborating with Educational Teams Serving Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
Online - Zoom

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays Learn more

DISABILITY RIGHTS TENNESSEE LUNCHEON: MAXIMIZE YOUR WORKFORCE

Sponsored by Disability Rights Tennessee, the Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) is Learn more

What Is an Intervener?
Online - Zoom

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays Learn more

National Cued Speech Association April Board Meeting
Online - Zoom

All interested parties who wish to attend NCSA's April Board Meeting!  TIME:  Learn more

New Materials

See a listing of the new materials added to the LSDHH collection at the Nashville Public Library.