Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about some of the programs we have to offer and get in touch with us to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.
Check out the events page to see when the next program is being offered.
Whole Community Disaster Communications: Bridging the Gap Workshop
An emergency communications workshop for the deaf and hard of hearing community, and emergency personnel.
Thanks to a grant from the TN Disability Coalition...we were able to conduct four workshops around the great state of TN throughout 2017. We trained over a hundred deaf/hard of hearing consumers and emergency responders, and had such great success and feedback, we are working on looking for additional funding for future workshops.
Accessible Fire Alarms
We understand how important it is to have proper early warning when a fire starts.
We also understand how difficult it is to get this.
We work with the State Fire Marshals Office to help get accessible fire alarms to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind community.
Let us know if we can help you obtain one of these life saving devices.
Do the following to request an accessible smoke alarm:
There's a box/field labled best contact time - use this field to supply additional information, such as number of deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind living in the home requiring accessible smoke alarms and audible smoke detectors.
Storm Spotter Class
In coordination with the National Weather Service...we help get you trained on how to spot dangerous weather situations. (P.S. Nashville was the first city to have a Storm Spotter Class for the deaf and hard of hearing community!)
So many possible emergency situations...and so many different places to get this information. Let us help you be better prepared for whatever emergency may come your way!
Understanding the Deaf Community
This program is geared for the emergency personnel community.
Here we will dive into things that will help the emergency personnel better understand the way of live for someone who is deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Our goal is to share enough information with the emergency personnel so when they respond to assist the deaf community, they will know how best to help them.
How do you communicate with someone if they are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind, but you don't remember what was taught in sign language class?
Let us help you with that!