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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!)

Source:  Northwest ADA Center © Copyright 2021 ADA National Network. All Rights Reserved. May be reproduced and distributed freely with attribution to ADA National Network (www.adata.org). Posted 4/13/21

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

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


Calendar of Upcoming Events

National Cued Speech Association April Board Meeting
Online - Zoom

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

Deaf Chat Chattanooga

This group is open to people in the Chattanooga area who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or Learn more


The monthly meeting of Hearing Loss Association of America, Chattanooga Chapter, is being held Learn more


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


Get together on ZOOM to make an herb garden with your friends at Partnership in Chattanooga.  Learn more

New Materials

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