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  • The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is currently closed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. If you have materials checked out, please hold onto them until we reopen. We encourage you to use our online resources in the meantime.  For Events posted on the Calendar - please contact the sponsor to see if the event has been cancelled before you go. If you have questions, email dhoh@nashville.gov.

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!)

FREE Resources!  (Updated 5/6/20)

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 4/20/20

News releases from TDI on Telehealth and from the National Association of the Deaf
Updated 4/20/20
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Source:  Disability Rights Tennessee Press Release - March 31, 2020
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING INDIVIDUALS IN TDOC CUSTODY REGULARLY DENIED EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION, DESPITE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS – LAWSUIT SEEKS TO RECTIFY  more...

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

The State of Tennessee is providing financial aid to certain families that lost employment due to COVID-19. Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief package. For further info  provided by clicking on the link above...

Tennessee Deaf Mentor Program
by Briella Diaz, Coordinator of the Deaf Mentor Program, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf

Source:  Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities:  https://www.tn.gov/cdd/projects-and-initiatives/public-awareness/breaking-ground/breaking-ground-101---be-heard--be-counted/breaking-ground-101---tennessee-deaf-mentor-program.html   more...

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

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

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Nashville Mayor's Stakeholder's Transportation Meeting for People with Disabilities
Online - WebEx Meeting OR by Phone

It is our time to get in on the city’s transportation plan from the ground up.  Most of us Learn more

"DREAMGIRLS"
Chattanooga Theatre Centre

This performance will be live captioned!

This powerhouse musical was a Learn more

DNO (Deaf Night Out) Nashville
JB Pour House

This is a social event for people to come together, get some food, a drink and have time to Learn more

ASL Interpreted Exhibition Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpretation
1:30 p.m. Learn more

ASL Interpreted Architecture Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Learn more

New Materials

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

  • Classifiers
  • Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success
  • Strong Deaf
  • My Dog Kiefer
  • When "Duck" Is Not Enough