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We have compiled resources of Federal, State, and Local agencies; non-profits; and education links that focus on aiding the Deaf community.


Federal / National Level


NAD - National Association of the Deaf


RID - Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


State Level


D-PAH - Deaf Positive Attitude Health


OCRID - Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


OOD - Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities


ORCC - Ohio Relay Consumer Committee


OSDAA - Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association


OASLTA - Ohio American Sign Language Teacher's Association


OYO  -  Oyo Camp for Youth with Hearing Loss


Education


Ohio School for the Deaf



St Rita School for the Deaf


If there are issues related to Deaf Education in any mainstreaming school system, please contact one of the OAD Executive Board members to assist you. It is your right to serve as an advocate for your child. OAD will look into this matter in your deaf child's behalf.


College


Gallaudet University


National Technical Institute for the Deaf



CSUN - Deaf Education And Families project



University of Cincinnti Deaf Studies



Interpreter Agencies


Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc


Hallenross and Associates, LLC


Interpreters of the Deaf, LLC


Deaf Choice Inc.


Interpreter Training Programs


Cincinnati State Community and Technical College

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Cincinnati State Community and Technical College

Contact: Dawn Caudill 513-569-1829 dawn.caudill@cincinnatistate.edu


Columbus State Community College

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Columbus State Community College

Contact: Christine Evenson cevenson@cscc.edu 614-287-5616 v


Cuyahoga Community College

Location: Parma, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Cuyahoga Community College

Contact: Donna Liebenauer 216-987-5219 donna.liebenauer@tri-c.edu


Kent State University

Location: Kent, Ohio

Degree: Bachelor's degree

Web Site: Kent State University

Contact: Kathy Geething kathyj@zoominternet.net


Deaf Education:

Degree: Bachelor’s and Master’s; certificates available for Deaf Education Multiple Disabilities (bachelor’s and master’s) and Early Childhood Deaf Education (master’s) with requirements on the website

Web Site: http://www2.kent.edu/ehhs/deafed/index.cfm

Contact: Dr. Pamela Luft pluft@kent.edu or Dr. Karen Kritzer kkritzer@kent.edu


ASL/English Interpreting:

Degree: Bachelor’s and Master’s

Web Site: http://www2.kent.edu/ehhs/sped/asl-english-interpreting.cfm

Contact: Dr. Jamie McCartney jmccar15@kent.edu


Ohio University-Chillicothe

Location: Chillicothe, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Ohio University-Chillicothe

Contact: Becky Saunders saunderb@ohio.edu 740-243-3161 ext. 267


Sinclair Community College

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASLID)

Web Site: Sinclair Community College

Contact: Phyllis Adams phyllis.adams@sinclair.edu 937-512-2722


Washington State Community College

Location: Marietta, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Washington State Community College

Contact: James Draper jdraper@wscc.edu 740-374-8716 Ext 2111


Additional programs offering degrees in interpreting


University of Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Degree: Bachelor's Degree

Website: http://cech.uc.edu/programs/interpreting.html

Contact: Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich suzanne.ehrlich@uc.edu 513-556-1670


Wright State University

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Degree: Bachelor's Degree completion program

Web Site: Wright State University

Contact: Barbara Dunaway barbara.dunaway@wright.edu


Clubs, Churches and other Links

NEODGH - Northeast Ohio Deaf Groups


Employment

Deaf Initiatives, Inc.


Retail

Keepsake Theme T-Shirt Quilts


Other Resources

Gift From Within

Center for OutReach Services Ohio


Interpreter for Deaf Clients: the Supreme Court of Ohio Policy Committee


Our OAD president is on the Interpreter Policy Committee of the Ohio Supreme Court to ensure that all courts on the local and state levels follow a new court interpreter law which will take effect in January 2013. If you are having an issue with a court interpreter, please contact Verne Taylor, Jr. , OAD President, for further instructions at oad1961@gmail.com or OAD VP# 216 200 7222.


Remember: it is very important to cooperate when you make a request for an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter. Keep in your mind: Ohio has a limit number of legally certificated ASL interpreters or those who received a certificate for completing 80 hours of legal training that the Ohio Supreme Court recognizes. It will become a law in January 2013. If your agency such as the Community Center for the Deaf or an Interpreter agency provides you with an interpreter, you have a right to ask them to show you the certificate card from either the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or the Supreme Court of Ohio that they SHOULD carry with them at all times. If they refuse to show you the card or if you do not understand the interpreter , please inform the judge and/or lawyer immediately that you do not understand the interpreter. Make a request to reschedule another hearing, and report to our OAD President with information. OAD is working closely with the Supreme Court of Ohio.


Here are the websites for you to read and understand your rights as a deaf consumer:


http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/interpreterSvcs/CertifiedIntRoster.pdf - List of Interpreter that the Supreme Court of Ohio recognize as certified interpreter for court hearing only.


http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/interpreterSvcs/default.asp - General Information about using Interpreter in Court.


It is YOUR right to have your language match with the interpreter's to meet your communication needs at a court hearing.


U.S. Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division

Disability Rights Section


Driver Test Video for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Ohio


O.A.D. was first called "The Ohio Deaf Motorists Association" from 1940 to 1961. The name changed to the Ohio Association of the Deaf in 1961 when it merged with the Ohio Federation of Organizations serving the Deaf. The history of the driving test in the original videotape was made by a deaf person who happened to be our first O.A.D. president and founder, Dick Petkovich. It is critical for O.A.D. to preserve the history of the "Ohio Deaf Motorists Association."


O.A.D. wants to share with you that the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Columbus is working closely with Ohio Association of the Deaf to have an update videotape. The old one was from 1980, which it is too old to use. The new one should be in ALL cities in OHIO to provide you as individuals for your option to take a written test or videotape. You may have an interpreter present if you wish.


If there is any problem you have in your exam station, please report it to OAD President, Verne Taylor, Jr at oad1961@gmail.com or Treasurer Linda Mahmood at oadtreasurer2011@gmail.com. One of us will forward the message to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Manager who is working closely with O.A.D.


The report you should include is : (1) date, (2) location of exam station, and (3) a detailed information of you want to report.


It is important that you are aware that Ohio Highway Patrol Manager in Columbus, Ohio and O.A.D. are working together for the best interest of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Ohio. Your message is valuable to help us solve the problem.


If you have a comment or questions, please feel free to e-mail a message to one of two OAD Executive Board. Thank you for taking your time to read this message.


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ADA Guide for Lodging settings

ADA Guide for Small Business

Guide to Disability Rights Law