Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
  • We will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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!)

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)

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 11/10/20

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

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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

Posted 7/6/20 from Governor Lee's office: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/governors-response/commitment-to-accessibility.html

Governor Bill Lee is committed to providing reliable and timely information to all Tennesseans. 

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Discovering Affordable Technology Access for Families - Webinar
Online - Adobe Connect

TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Learn more

The 5 Ws of Calendar System
Online - Zoom

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/ Learn more

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

 

SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/ 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

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.

  • Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life
  • The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
  • A 21st Century Deaf Ministry From a Biblical Perspective
  • The Right Rights: Interpreting the Miranda Warning
  • She Doesn't Look Deaf