Hearing Highway Safety Project
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The Hear Fayette Program has designed a card to place in the visor of your car to minimize communication breakdown if you are pulled over by a police officer. Learn more about the project and order your own copy of the card today.

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First Responder’s Handbook
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Posted on March 9, 2016 in Advocacy, Videos | Short Link

Pittsburgh City Planning posted the video about First Responder’s Handbook. Video posted by ADA PGH on YouTube.

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Disabilites Resource Center
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Posted on February 7, 2016 in Advocacy, Providers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

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If you are a person with a disability who will be a patient at a UPMC facility and will need an accommodation; then view this brief video

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First Responder Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens
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Posted on January 29, 2016 in Advocacy, Tips for Communication, Topic of Interest | Short Link

Deaf and Hard of hearing persons and first responders such as police officers and emergency medical personnel often have great difficulty in communicating on their first encounter. This may be a time of high stress for everyone. Learn more about how to safely communicate in a video borrowed on permission from a workgroup in Spokane, Washington.

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Value Behavioral Health of PA
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1484 Value Behavioral Health is a managed care insurance company in Western Pennsylvania. VBH-Pa covers sign language interpreters for its members. If you need assistance accessing services if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider through the member services number listed on the back of your insurance card.

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Serving People Who are Deaf in Hospitals
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serving-health-in-hospitalsLearn how to make your hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting. Two health patients share their hospital experiences.

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Link: Closed Captioning and Other Assistive Technology
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Posted on August 9, 2014 in Advocacy, Tips for Communication | Short Link

Assistive technologies are those that assist people with disabilities. Any form of communication, electronic device, or technological tool that assists or helps the blind, deaf, vision- or hearing-impaired, or those with limited mobility falls under the category of assistive technologies. assistive technologies are those that assist people with disabilities. Visit the web address: Closed Captioning […]

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Assistive Technology
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1208 - Assistive TechnologyDifferent types of assistive technology can make a huge difference in the lives of a person who is deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind. Some types of assistive technology allow a person to feel more safe in their home. Other products make communication with others more easy.

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Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
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Posted on August 11, 2013 in Advocacy | Short Link

Website: www.vbh-pa.com Value Behavioral Health (an affiliate of Value Options) is an insurance company that covers mental health and substance abuse services for children and adults with Medicaid in counties including: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Crawford, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. If you need support in getting an interpreter let […]

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Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind
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Posted on August 11, 2013 in Advocacy, Parenting, Social Programs | Short Link

When a small population of people with unique, and often complicated, needs is spread throughout such a geographically large state as Pennsylvania, it is very difficult for these individuals and their families to identify, talk to, and learn from people in similar situations. The Pennsylvania Partnership was created to help people who are deafblind and their families make these connections and support each other.

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