ASL Resources for the Deaf Community
Informative websites and videos with information on an array of topics from Medicare to domestic abuse and the Deaf community.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Abuse thrives in isolation. This can be especially true for survivors of domestic violence who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or hard of hearing.
The Hotline strives to educate the public about the need for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing abuse outreach programs. The safe and strictly confidential services that The Hotline offers to Deaf survivors can be life-saving. Together with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services the National Domestic Violence Hotline works to ensure Deaf advocates are available to respond through email, instant messenger, and video phone to those callers seeking help.
This video in American Sign Language (ASL) provides an overview of Medicare, including Medicare Parts A, B, C & D. It also discusses Medicare-covered preventive services and the difference between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Federal Communications Commission
The ASL Consumer Support Line allows users to make video calls directly to the FCC for assistance and information about issues under the FCC’s jurisdiction. You may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line via videophone by dialing 1-844-432-2275.
The FCC has created an ASL video that explains their efforts to make 911 and other emergency services accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing. Find out more at their website.
The IRS has created a Youtube channel dedicated to the Deaf and hard of hearing. Whether you are a small business owner or a taxpayer looking to complete year-end taxes, there is information dedicated to you. Learn more at IRS Videos in ASL.
Social Security, SSI, and Medicare
Ticket to Work
The three-part Ticket to Work video in American Sign Language provides an overview of the Ticket to Work program to help deaf or hard of hearing beneficiaries learn about the program. Additionally, the video serves as another resource for service providers to educate deaf or hard of hearing beneficiaries by explaining the program and key benefits of participation in Ticket to Work.