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Resources and Tips for Equal Access Communication

Our team has decades of experience in equal access communication, and we want to share what we have learned with you. Here are some of our tips and recommendations to make providing services more efficient, effective, and inclusive.

Tips for Businesses

We've been in the accommodation industry for 35 years. We've worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from small mom-and-pop shops to national and international franchises.

Tips for Schools

We started working in the education sector in the early 1990s. This guide includes educational industry specific knowledge to help you navigate the world of Deaf and hard of hearing accommodations in academia. 

Virtual Platform Best Practices

Virtual platforms giving you issues? Check out our guide for virtual platform best practices. You'll find tips and tricks for platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, YouTube and more!

Additional Resources:

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

The NAD promotes and advocates for Deaf rights.  Here you can find a wide range of information and resources.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA is a law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities.  This website provides the background and text of the law plus additional information. 

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

The RID advocates for best practices in the professionalism of interpreting for the Deaf. Here you can find a wide range of resources that set the foundation for an interpreting career.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)

The AADB is an organization that seeks to enhance consumer experience among Deafblind Americans. This website provides guidelines in preparation for situations in healthcare, institutions, and Deafblind citizens as well as additional resources.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

The NCBD is a network that strives to improve services and quality of life among children and the youth who are deaf-blind. Here you can find information on the DeafBlind, Family Resources, and State Project Resources.

Deaf Blind International (DBI)

The DBI supports the needs of individuals who are DeafBlind, families of the DeafBlind, and their services providers. Here you can find a wide range of learning and network opportunities and additional information.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC)

The HKNC provides services to the DeafBlind. Here you can find practical and real-world applications through HKNC training programs and resources exclusively for the DeafBlind.

The Governor’s Office of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

The ODHH promotes the general welfare of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Maryland. This website provides information on Deaf policies as well as access to resources and services.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

The AFB promotes and advocates for equal access communication among individuals with vision loss. Here you can find guides to products and resources available including education and employment findings.

Signing Time Foundation

"Resources For Families with Children with Hearing Loss. These organizations can provide you with valuable information regarding communication options, early intervention, and community support services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing."

National Disability Institute (NDI)

Videos presented in ASL regarding general information about finances and a number of financial resources.