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Services for Patrons with Reduced Hearing

AGENCIES SERVING PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HEARING IMPAIRED

Torrance:

El Camino College Special Resource Center
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
Voice/TTY: (310) 660-6094
Fax: (310) 660-6096
E -mail: PGAnnarino@aol.com

A resource center for all students of various disabilities.

Greater South Bay and Los Angeles:

California Association of the Deaf
529 Las Tunas Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006
Voice: (626) 445-2259
TTY: (626) 445-0875
Fax: (626) 445-3528
Internet web site: www.cad1906.com/

The Deaf Californian
Consumer organization advocating equal access for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in the areas of education, employment, telecommunications and rehabilitation. Certifies interpreters. Local chapters are located statewide.

Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness (GLAD)
2222 La Verna Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90041
Voice/TTY: (323) 478-8000
Fax: (323) 550-4205
E-mail: info@gladinc.org
Internet web site: www.gladinc.org

Community service agency that promotes independence, access and equality for people who are deaf and hard of hearing through direct services which include advocacy, communication assistance, information and referral, independent living skills instruction, employment assistance, counseling, community education and bookstore services. Serves clients residing in Kern and Los Angeles counties. Branch offices in Bakersfield and Palmdale.

California State University at Northridge National Center on Deafness
PEPnet Resource Center

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Voice: (818) 677-2145
TTY: (818) 6772665
Fax: (818) 677-7693
Toll Free: (818) 684-4695
Internet web site: www.pepnet.org Click on RESOURCE CENTER

State University provides information and referral on a wide variety of topics related to deafness.

Southern California Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 1892
Tustin CA 92781-1892
Voice: (714)564-1670
Fax: (603) 754-8320
E -mail: deaf@activist.com
Internet web site: www.angelfire.com/ca3/SCADHH/scadhhw.html

An organization run by individuals with different ranges of hearing disabilities and using different methods of communications. Membership consists of people born with hearing disabilities and those who acquire hearing disabilities at any time of their lives. Also welcome those who have had their hearing disabilities remedied through surgical procedures.

LiNKS Sign Language Interpreting Services
800 West Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90806
Voice: (888) 742-0070
Fax: (562) 436-5559

E -mail: LINKS@goodwill-LBSB.org
Internet web site: http://www.goodwill-lbsb.org/links/

LiNKS provides Sign Language Interpreters for short or long term assignments to help individuals, businesses and organizations deliver their messages accurately, easily and effectively to reach their Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing audience.

Hear Center
301 East Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Fax: (626) 796-2320
Internet web site: www.hearcenter.org/hear1.html

To help individuals with hearing loss or speech and language impairments integrate into the mainstream of the community by providing the means for developing auditory and oral communication skills.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People Inc., California
714 Prospect Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Voice/Fax: (626) 796-0034
E -mail: gracetiessen@earthlink.net
Internet web site: www.shhhca.org/

Below are other local agencies found on the web link:
http://www.at-la.com/@la-dis.htm#hear

California:

California Department of Social Services, Office of Deaf Access

744 P Street, Mail Station 6-91
Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice: (916) 653-8320
TTY: (916) 653-7651
Fax: (916) 653-4001
E -mail: deaf.access@dss.ca.gov
Internet web site:www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/OfficeofDe_189.htm

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)
505 14th Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Voice: (510) 302-1100
Fax: (510) 302-1130
Internet web site:
www.ddtp.org/

Microsoft Accesibility Resource Centers - California
Computer Access Center
6234 W. 87th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Voice: 310-338-1597
E-mail: info@cac.org
Internet web site:
www.microsoft.com/enable/centers/california.aspx

26 Microsoft Accessibility Resource Centers are now available throughout the U.S. to show you what's possible with accessible technology solutions available on today's computers. Whether you have reduced eyesight, wrist/arm discomfort, or hearing loss, these centers can show you accessibility options and assistive technology products that can add to your computer skill and proficiency.

National:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 337-5220
TTY: (202) 337-5221
Fax: (202) 337-8314
Internet web site: www.agbell.org/

National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
Voice: (301) 587-1788
TTY: (301) 587-1789
Fax: (301) 587-1791
E -mail: NADinfo@nad.org
Internet web site:
www.nad.org/

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320
Voice: (800) 241-1044
TTY: (800) 241-1055
E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov
Internet web site: www.nidcd.nih.gov/