Resources For Deaf-Blind Consumers
Below are resources that can help Deaf-Blind consumers. Information comes from state and national sources
North Carolina Resources
Part of the state agency NCDHHS (Health and Human Services). Provides assistance for the deaf and hard of hearing as well as the deaf-blind. DSDHH works for independent living and gives assistance with advocacy as well. There are 7 regional centers over the state.
Part of the state agency NCDHHS (Health and Human Services). Provides assistance for the blind as well as the deaf-blind. Coordinates with Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab or VR) to provide help with job related issue.
501(c)(3) non-profit that provides people with disabilities all over NC help with advocacy and legal assistance at no charge. It is a federally mandated organization to help protect the rights of NC citizens who are disabled.
If Deaf-Blind consumers meet requirements, the NCATP offers equipment for the deaf, blind, and Deaf-Blind.
Emergency Preparedness (AADB)
Important information for Deaf-Blind on being prepared for an emergency.
Helen Keller National Center (HKNC)
If Deaf-Blind consumers meet requirements for the program, they can receive equipment especially for the Deaf-Blind.
Provides good information on what the ADA covers.