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 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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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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Welcome to Pro-Tactile: the Deafblind Way
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Posted on February 24, 2013 in Advocacy, Providers, Tips for Communication | Short Link

Learn about communication and language strategies for some people who are DeafBlind Jelica Nuccio and aj Granda in: “Welcome to Pro-Tactile: the Deafblind Way”. Jelica Nuccio: Hello! Welcome to our very first vlog [aj taps Jelica vigorously on the knee and smiles. Both are receiving signs tactually, and their legs are touching] Called. aj granda: […]

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Access to Health Care for Women with Disabilities
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Women with Disabilities including persons who are Deaf or Hard of hearing often cannot get good health care services for a variety of reasons.

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My Health Passport
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Posted on April 10, 2011 in Advocacy, Tips for Communication | Short Link

Florida Center for Inclusive communities created My Health Passport. This is a document that should be completed by an individual (and/or their caregiver), to describe important aspects about special health care needs. My Health Passport was designed to be shared with many types of healthcare providers, in clinic and hospital settings to communicate how to […]

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Relay Communication Services
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Relay services allow persons who are hearing to communicate with persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing very easily. Both the 711 and Video Relay Service are extremely user friendly!!

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Captioning and Computer Assisted Real Time Transcription (CART)
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Posted on June 30, 2009 in Advocacy, Tips for Communication | Short Link

Have you ever watched a television show or been at a seminar and you just missed some of the words? Hard of hearing individuals often mishear information on a daily basis. Don’t you wish there was a way to support hearing in noisy environments so that you didn’t miss the message – or the comedic […]

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