Understanding the deaf and hard of hearing community is the first step to opening the doors of your business to them. Getting involved and being proactive to creating solutions that provide access to the deaf and hard of hearing community follows. Check out these resources to better your understanding of the community and start your involvement.
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Check out our Alliance for Deaf Services Facebook page for more ASL videos, content on product and service offerings, and giveaways for the Deaf and HoH community. The best way to stay informed is to get social! All questions are welcome! Feel free to Like and share our page.
General Population Statistics
Understanding how many people are actually in the community of deaf and hard of hearing citizens really helps put things in perspective. If you are a business, use this tool to give you some insight as to how much of a market your business could gain with the right inclusions and tweaks to your current business practices.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employment
Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers – generally telephone companies – are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.