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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!)

FROM: HEARINGTRACKER.COM

Meet the Deaf Developer Behind Google's Live Transcribe App
Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Speech-To-Text Transcription

WRITTEN BY

David Copithorne
Content Director

08 February 2019

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is conducting focus group discussions to gather perspectives on how people want to engage with their elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.

The National Association of Interpreters in Education has released Professional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings, First Edition.  Please see attachment.

A 25-year-old Kenyan innovator has earned global recognition with his invention of a smart hand gloves which are capable of converting sign language movements into audio speech. Roy Allela, a technology evangelist, says the need to communicate with his 6-year-old niece, who was born deaf, inspired him to build the technology.

The Listening and Learning Lab at Vanderbilt is conducting a research study to develop a questionnaire about fatigue in school-age children with hearing loss...

NEW!  We have added a NEW SECTION to the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing website for Employment Opportunities available to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or in related professions (e.g. interpreters, teachers, SSPs, etc.) Please click on the link to learn more!

The Telecommunications Devices Access Program sponsored by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority is now offering wireless devices to our consumers, through Teltex, Inc. They offer iPads and iPhones with specifically designed apps for people who are experiencing: hearing loss (hard of hearing or deaf), blindness or low vision, a speech disability, loss of mobility, or a cognitive disability.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

TN Hands and Voices Open Conference Call
Conference Call

Please join us for our next conference call!  

The conference call is open to anyone Learn more

ADVOCACY AND YOU: A Candid Focus Group Discussion
TENNESSEE DISABILITY COALITION

 

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is conducting focus group discussions to gather Learn more

Deaf Social Event for Memphis Area
McAlister Deli

Social usually starts at 5pm.

0-5 Parent Outreach Parent Meeting- A Coffee Break
Partnership for Family, Children, and Adults

0-5 Parent Outreach and Partnership Services for Family, Children, & Adults will host a Learn more

Workshop on Bummy's Parliamentary Procedures
DeafConnect

New Materials

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

  • Blue Burt and Wiggles
  • Learning to Sign: It's a Party!
  • Signing Time! Playtime Signs Flashcard Set 2
  • Deaf Mental Health Care
  • A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's Night Before Christmas