Deaf Services: Helpful Links

Deaf News Websites

News and information of interest to the deaf community, presented in videos and text in American Sign Language and English

Deaf Organizations

Deaf organizations in the Bay Area specializing in special interests

Hearing Loss Links

Organizations catering to those experiencing hearing loss, with chapters in northern and southern California, also links to online resources for hearing loss

Learn American Sign Language Online

Online websites to learn American Sign Language, plus a link to meetups in San Francisco to practice ASL with other users

Social Services

Social service organizations in the Bay Area for deaf and hard of hearing people and people with hearing loss

Department of Motor Vehicles ASL videos

Videos explaining the California DMV handbook and how to prepare for and take the test in American Sign Language

Internal Revenue Service videos in ASL

Videos in ASL presenting instructions on filing taxes and various ways to reduce taxes, also on selecting the right tax preparer

Social Security Administration

Videos captioned and in ASL explaining Social Security benefits, including Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance

Captioned instructional videos on obtaining health care coverage

Supporting Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students

Resources about the technology and environmental changes available for improving the performance of D/deaf and Hard of Hearing primary and secondary school students.

College & Career Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Includes terminology, college transition advice, and information about careers for Deaf people, with testimonials from Deaf experts

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