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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:  American Society for Deaf Children website:  https://deafchildren.org/2021/01/biden-harris-inauguration-in-asl/
posted 1/21/21

more...click on "Biden-Harris" heading

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 High School Students Living in Memphis!
Registration is Open for
I AM INCLUDED 2020 - 2021
They meet every Monday and Wednesday for 4:30PM - 5:30 PM. Now through December and then again in January

Posted 8/7/20

Information and messaging about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be received in a variety of ways and from many sources. As events unfold, how information is shared with the public varies widely, from traditional news to social media and mobile alerts. Early messaging about COVID-19 focused on its severity for older populations and those with underlying conditions, but did those most vulnerable to serious illness form COVID-19 receive timely and accessible emergency information and messaging?

more...

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

What Makes a Good Program for Students Who Are DeafBlind? Part 1
Online - Zoom

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/ Learn more

What is the COVID-19 Vaccine and What is it Like to Get Vaccinated?
Facebook Live

TIME: 7pm - 8pm (CST); 8pm - 9pm (EST)

Event by University of Michigan Learn more

What Makes a Good Program for Students Who Are DeafBlind? Part 2
Online - Zoom

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/ Learn more

FREE WEBINAR: "Listening and Language Everywhere!"
Online

Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series. The webinars cover a variety of Learn more

CHARGE Syndrome 101: What does it all mean?
Online - Zoom

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/ Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Learn About Hearing Loss
  • Personal or Professional: The Ethics Conundrum
  • Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life
  • What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
  • Signing Time! My First Signs Flashcards Set 1
  • My Dog Kiefer
  • Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
  • Signing Time! Everyday Signs Flashcards Set 3
  • image of the cover of my life with kangaroos
  • I Can Count to Ten in ASL, English, and Spanish
  • Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six
  • Gladys Goes Out to Lunch
  • Kiefer and Friends
  • She Doesn't Look Deaf