Resources on the Net.
A note to all blind and visually impaired people, A great
many of the sites listed below are very graphical based sites, And you
may not be able to get much useful information from the sites because of
Sign Language Finger spelling Page, This is a great site for ASL users
you can download fonts from this site, But only ASL fonts. I have been
to this site but I cannot really say if the fonts look good but the information
there is excellent.
American Society for Deaf
Children, (ASDC) is an organization of parents and families that advocates
for deaf or hard of hearing children's total quality participation in education,
the family and the community.
Park Primary School, Junior school for around 400 boys and girls aged
three to 11, on the outskirts of West Midlands, UK. There is a Hearing
Impaired Unit which gives deaf children a helping hand all through school.
Department, Glan Clwyd Hospital, The bit of the North Wales hospital
that works to help the hard-of-hearing describes it's work. There's a link
to the British Society of Audiology Conference that was in Cardiff in1997,
And other links to audiologists on the Net. UK.
Web Guide, brings you the newest and best websites for learning at
home, at school and at college and university. The sites included in the
BBC Education Web Guide have been hand-picked by a team of subject specialists,
and scrutinised for educational rigour by experts at BBC Education. The
Guide provides a one stop shop for the best educational resources on the
internet and is the focal point for all of the BBC's educational resources.
They aim to provide you with current up to date information relating to
the great advancements in modern hearing aids. The site will become interactive
within the near future with chat rooms for discussions between hearing
professionals and consumers looking for advice. A message board is in place
together with a links area. The Web site is based in the UK and run by
hearing aid audiologists.
British Deaf History
Society, This is a great site with fantastic information about the
British deaf people, it is certainly well worth visiting. You will not
be disappointed with this one.
British Deaf News,
it's a national magazine for the Deaf community in the UK. This is a good
web site for information, it's a must.
Society of Audiology, News, meetings, letters and links for professionals
involved in the scientific study of hearing and balance. The site aims
to disseminate the latest knowledge in the field and "to enhance audiological
Help with your Telephone bill, British Telecommunications Site. You
will find good information here about how you can receive your telephone
bills, and information about BT's Typetalk services and price reduction's
for users who use this service.
- Learn to Sign Spell, British Telecommunications plc If you are interested
in learning the BLS sign alphabet? Then try this site it will learn you
the alphabet. This is a very good site.
of Deaf Adults, ( CODA ) is an organization established for the purpose
of promoting family awareness and individual growth in hearing children
of deaf parents.
Web Back Links, Information about closed and open captioning facts,
A very nice site to visit with plenty of links, And their are many pages
of interesting information. An excellent resource.
Implants INFOarea, by AUDIES Association, This site contains information
about implants, and other interesting info, Italian site.
Society for the Deaf, The society is a registered charity which raises
funds in Britain so that deaf people, especially children, in developing
countries can be helped to overcome disease and enjoy the benefits of an
This company is a Deaf-owned business that sells equipment, books, videos
and software and products relating to Deafness. Houston Texas USA,
& Disability-Related Resources, This is a site which you have to
visit, many links to many organizations which deal with deafness and other
disabilities, mostly American sites but some are British once.
Directory For the UK, Where you can find your deaf friends or make
new friends over the net. This is a nice Site to visit.
with Communication and Technology UK,
Deaf Peoples Electronic Mail Group, Encouraging deaf people to make greater
use of their computers through using electric mail as a means of communication.
Great site, UK.
Sweden, The ambition of De@fnet is to become a national data storage
unit containing everything regarding the deaf, from history up to today's
associations and organizations. Good Site.
is an arts education project which explores Deaf culture, identity and
language through multimedia technology, creating diverse images of Deafness.
This initiative emerges from a history of work at the gallery with deaf
and partially hearing people, looking at photography education through
a series of courses, workshops, interpreted talks and exhibitions. De@fsite
is a UK site.
UK, An interesting site full with good information concerning British
deaf people, This site is down until next Year.
set up in January 2000 as a new and independent site offering information,
contact and discussion on issues related to deafness and sign language.
They are Offering focal points for information to improve awareness, forum
to develop links between Deaf and hearing world, sharing views and experiences,
support for families and professionals, promoting official recognition
of British Sign Language (BSL), promoting BSL with books through Co-Sign
Communications links to other Deaf information sources.
- UK, For people within the United Kingdom who suffer hearing loss,
deafness or deafblindness, This site gives info about network and organisations
working within the local community to provide a range of services, advice
UK Sports page, On this page you will find information about sport
for deaf people in the UK. It contains information on local and national
sporting events. where possible results of these events will be found here
as well. This page is still very new but I think it will become a good
site for those who enjoy sporting events.
Deaf Sports Promotions
(DSP), acknowledge the worldwide values of self-respect, sportsmanship,
and competition, which go beyond all boundaries of age, gender, race, religion,
political beliefs, and nationalities. DSP believes that through Deaf sports
& recreational opportunities, sport training and coaching and Deaf
sport competitions, Deaf and hard of hearing people can benefit physically,
mentally, socially, and spiritually in an environment of acceptance, equality,
and mutual respect. We also believe in the consistent and continuous training
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals as players, coaches,
Web Ring, A site based in Sweden which allows people with deafness
related home pages to link together with a webring. But their must be an
English language version of your page. You can add your site to the Ring.
An excellent idea and well worth considering
Deaf Magazines Deaf
World Web, A central point on the Internet, providing A-to-Z information
about the deaf around the world.
Take one candle and light it.... stick unlit end of candle in patient's
ear.... and with luck the deafness, tinnitus, vertigo or other ear hole
ailment will start getting better. It's apparently a question of luring
"debris" out of the cavity between eardrum and inner ear. If you try this
then please let me know how you get on, haha
Assault (EWA), A non-profit organization located in Toronto, Canada.
Many deaf and hard of hearing women are not aware of the resources available
to them and are less likely to seek help when being abused. There website
now includes a free searchable directory of services for abused deaf women
in seven cities in Ontario, Canada. The directory provides:
1. names and locations of organizations that offer services
for abused women.
2. listings of services helpful to abused women.
3. type of access available for women with disabilities and
Also available on the website is a pamphlet entitled "Women
with Disabilities, Deaf women and the Domestic Violence Courts". They are
trying to make this content more available to deaf women in order to improve
the ability of abused deaf women to access services and of services to
serve abused deaf women.
An Animated Finger Spelling Alphabet of BSL, British Sign Language,
Click on a letter an watch the animation. This is a very graphical site,
but I've had it checked by a sighted person and they think this is a great
site, it gives the full British Sign Language Alphabet. I think this would
be great for people who are learning BSL, their are not many of these British
sites around which have the full Animated BSL Alphabet images, and this
one is certainly well worth visiting. This is an excellent resource and
Wiz' Amslan Finger Speller, The hardest part of learning to fingerspell
is remembering the sentence while concentrating on the signs. This site
short witticisms. It works best with Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape
4.0 and a fast computer. There are options for ASL, BSL, and Deafblind
manual alphabets. This is an excellent resource it will help sighted people
to learn American Sign Language and also British Sign Language and the
Deafblind Manual Alphabet. I recommend this Web page by Greg Gay very highly.
Children's Society, This is an interesting site, many of the students
have made their own web pages on this site. many of them are good to read.
But the society itself has quite a lot of information about itself and
what it does for its members. An excellent site and well worth a visit
so why not try it. The site based in Wales Great Britain.
Halvorsen, Has an interesting page with information and resources about
Deafness, Good site.
Hard of Hearing
Focus Group, is a patient information company that provides information
and support to patients with chronic and serious conditions. There very
active online community and information services are designed to help their
members better understand and manage their health within a supportive and
For Health and Medical information, It also has an online shopping facility,
Anything you wish to know about a particular medical problem, you can search
its database, it also has very interesting newsletters, Lots of good reading
and information on this site, UK.
Museum and Archives, This is a very interesting site with many fascinating
articles about the history of the hearing aid, I think you will like this
Impairment and IT, This FAQ sheet aims to provide you with an introduction
to the growing emphasis on the place of IT for learners with special needs,
HEARNet, ( Hearing
Education and Awareness for Rockers ) This is a non-profit organization
dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure
to excessive noise levels which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating,
hearing loss and tinnitus.
Association of Deaf Web Authors (IADWA), A forum for experienced and
new web authors. They will help with tips and information about publishing
web pages on the Net and review web based tools. Membership for (IADWA)
is free, the only requirements that they ask is that you have created a
web page or you are considering to do so in the near future. I must say,
I am considering joining this one myself, as I think it would improve my
pages quite a lot. I have visited this site and its members are from all
over the world.
Resources in Audiology, This is an excellent resource for information
about Audiology, it contains a database of excellent information for deaf
and hard of hearing people it also contains a remarkable list of links
to Deafness related sites. This site is highly recommended by me.
Home page, James was 1 year old when he contracted Pneumococcal Meningitis,
and after that episode in his life was over it was discovered that he was
deaf, I will let James tell you the rest of his story, This is an excellent
site for parents who have a deaf child.
Levi's World, Deaf
Internet Services, This site has lots of information and resources, also
very many links to deaf related pages on the net, Well worth a visit. You
won't be disappointed.
Up!, An other excellent resource site for parents of Hearing Impaired
School of Audiology, The school, based at the North Riding Infirmary,
runs courses for Audiology students from practical training centres. The
same infirmary houses the North-east Cochlear Implant team, which helps
profoundly deaf adults and children to cope better with sounds and speech
hearing. Here, the team explains what is involved. UK.
National Deaf Children
Society, (NDCS) There aim is to provide the knowledge, support and
opportunities needed to ensure all deaf children enjoy a fulfilled, happy
and rewarding childhood. A UK charity devoted to deaf children, families
and professionals. An authority on childhood deafness, NDCS campaigns against
discrimination, lending impartial, expert advice to empower parents and
help deaf kids succeed. For all interested in deafness, site reveals NDCS
work. A nice site and very good information. UK.
Deaf Services, This is the official web-site of National Deaf Services,
part of Pathfinder Mental Health Services NHS Trust in the U.K. This is
one of the finest British web pages about Deafness I have ever come across,
it is full of excellent information. I believe you will find what ever
you are looking for about Deafness on this page. I personally had great
trouble finding my way around this site. I believe it is very graphical
and this caused me trouble But I think that sighted deaf people will have
no trouble what so ever with it. But once again a highly recommended site.
One Day, Will document
a day in the life of the deaf culture with a collection of photographs
taken around the world on the 1st May 1997.
Communicator, Communication Environment for Deaf Children. The Michigan
State University Comm Tech Lab is developing a "Personal Communicator"
to run on Macintosh Powerbooks, designed to provide a medium for social
interactions between deaf children and their hearing associates using sign
and speech synthesis. An excellent idea. USA.
PIE MEANS COMMUNICATION,
The Mission of Professional Interpreter Exchange, Our mission is to be
the premier interpreting agency to meet the needs of the full scope of
the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing population, including public and
private organizations, and the hearing people who interact with them.
and the Deaf: By Whom for Whom?, By Roger J. Carver, M.Ed., 1997. In
recent times, what with the momentum to ASL/English bilingualism in the
education of the deaf some persons are feeling the pressure or even threatened,
the reacting in different ways one common social is to challenge research
data in favour of it and cite other "studies" which either contradict this
data or favour older discredited approaches. This is a very interesting
article on this site. Well worth reading I think.
Court Grange College, This is a great page, it gives information about
the college and its students. Very good information here and certainly
well worth visiting. But its a frame based site so people like myself may
have problems finding their way around it.
Royal National Institute
for Deaf People, (RNID) is the largest voluntary organisation in the
UK representing deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people. Their
vision is for deaf people to exercise their right to full citizenship and
to enjoy equal opportunities. RNID do this by increasing awareness and
understanding of deafness and deaf people and campaigning to remove prejudice
and discrimination by raising issues and promoting debate in the press,
media and in Parliament.
See Hear, A TV program
from the BBC, The See Hear pages are full of excellent information
and resources for all who are interested in deaf matters. Great site one
that you should visit.
SignOn!, SignOn is
a group shared practice of RID-certified sign language interpreters providing
interpretation and communication access consultation for Deaf, Deaf-Blind,
late-deafened, hard of hearing people, and hearing people, to the Puget
Silent Sounds Network
for the Deaf and HOH, There goal is to provide to you helpful information,
chat sites, newsletters and more! they want all Hearing Impaired to feel
welcome at there site. This network was founded and is operated by Hearing
Impaired Persons. This site was developed, designed and is maintained by
a someone who is HOH. This is a very nice site, and well worth going too.
Worlds, Wayne Barry set up this web page to act as a notice board for
the Deaf Community in Kent. And is trying to target web sites that are
either of local, or at least national, interest, and he has managed to
build up a very excellent site with plenty of resources. UK.
is a new multimedia company set up by Kathy Robinson and Simon McKeown.
Our sole aim is to produce native Sign Language products for Deaf and hearing
Hearing Impaired People's Club (SHIP), was formed by the founding head
of hearing/deaf members at the beginning of 1995 to promote all kind of
social activities, events and holidays, They try and give those who are
isolated a chance to meet people who are in the same boat and perhaps to
enjoy a fuller and more active life. So why not try, a UK site.
Trust, The aims of the Ear Trust are to supply specialized aids and
equipment which are not readily available through other agencies. UK.
Royal Association in
aid of Deaf People, (RAD) is a registered charity which was founded
in 1841. Today RAD strives to meet the individual needs of Deaf children
and adults and deafblind people through the provision of services and the
use of RAD Centres for Deaf People. The head office is based in Colchester
and RAD has four regional teams based in Essex, London, Surrey and Kent.
Royal National Institute for the Deaf, medical research unit,The Unit
which has spent two decades trying to wipe out the distressing problem
of Tinnitus - buzzing, ringing, whistling, hissing or other noises heard
from inside the head. Some solid background information here, which may
help sufferers and their families. UK.
FAQ, This FAQ is Concerning communicating between PC's and TTY's. It
will give you TDD standards in various countries. And information and tips
on how to establish communication with standard modems, with your TTY's.
Typetalk, is the national
telephone relay service which enables deaf, deafblind, deafened, hard of
hearing and speech-impaired people to enjoy the benefits of the telephone,
communicating with hearing people anywhere in the world. Run by the RNID
(The Royal National Institute for Deaf People) and funded by BT - it provides
a direct link between the textphone user and the hearing person, as well
as giving priority access to the emergency services.
A-Z to Deafblindness http://www.deafblind.com