Sunday, June 19, 2005

NYC Access Resource Guide for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing

Check out the NYC Access Resource Guide for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing at:

http://nycmetrorid.org/NYCAccessGuide.htm

The New York City Access Resource Guide for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing provides a comprehensive listing of resources throughout the five boroughs available for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing people, their families, and service providers.

The Access Guide is useful for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing people and their families who use agencies daily, need to know and understand their rights as consumers and citizens, and how to access such agencies. The guide will also be useful for service providers who meet and work with deaf and hard of hearing people.

Purpose:
• Provide access to information about existing services & resources
• Increase awareness about availability of resources
• Provide comprehensive quick reference to resources for service providers who need to make appropriate time-efficient and humane referrals
• Reduce communication, access, & language barriers experienced by many deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing people and their families & service providers
• Increase partnerships and collaborations with community resources, agencies, & community members
• Reduce risks, social injustice, and oppression
• Increase sense of empowerment & knowledge

This Guide is for YOU:
• Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, & Deaf-Blind
• Service Providers
• Educators & Paralegals
• Families with Deaf, Deaf-Blind, & Hard-of-Hearing Members
• ASL Students
• Interpreters

The NYC Access Guide includes resources for:
1. Hotlines - General
2. NYC Hotlines & City Departments/Programs that Assist People with Disabilities
3. Access & Resources - New York City
4. American Sign Language Classes
5. Arts, Theatre, Entertainment & Recreation
6. Assistive Devices/Catalogs
7. Audiological Services
8. Captioning (Education/Entertainment)
9. Children/Families
10. CODA Resources
11. Deaf-Blind
12. Developmental Disabilities
13. Education - Elementary & Secondary
14. Education - Post-Secondary
15. Employment/Vocational
16. Agencies - Federal, State, and City
17. Hard of Hearing
18. Independent Living Centers
19. Interpreter Training Programs
20. Interpreting Services/Organizations
21. Laws
22. Legal
23. Medical
24. Mental Health
25. Organizations
26. Relay
27. Religions/Spirituality
28. Social Services
29. Substance Abuse/Chemical
30. Excellent Resources Websites


Email DeafResourceNYC@aol.com for new submissions, feedback, new category requests and revisions.