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Sign Language Interpreting resources:

The CCBDD Sign Language interpreter is available to interpret for all CCBDD consumers. This list is provided to those who are looking for additional interpreting services.
  • Sign Language Interpreters of Cleveland 440-716-0203
  • Deaf Services of Cleveland deafservicesofcleveland@gmail.com  
  • Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center 216-231-0787

Sign Language Classes

Cleveland, Ohio

This list is a compilation of area agencies that periodically provide sign language classes to the community. Not all agencies listed will provide regular sign language classes. Please contact the agency for further information.

Area Colleges:

Cleveland State University
Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State University
Lakeland Community College

Other organizations:
The Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center– periodically offers sign language classes that are 6 – 8 weeks long. http://www.chsc.org/deaf/  

Coventry Library offers classes several times a year. http://www.heightslibrary.org/page/coventry  

Churches:

Grace Church in Middleburg Heights periodically offers an 8 week sign language class. http://www.signsofgrace.org/classes/sign-classes.html  

St Augustine Church http://www.staugustine-west14.org/deaf.cfm  

Christ Lutheran Church (216) 781-8571

Cleveland Baptist Church (216) 671-2822 

RESOURCES

Sign Language: Collection of websites that you may find helpful. 

iCanConnect :This is a federal pilot project to provide telecommunications equipment to individuals with low income and BOTH vision loss and hearing loss. Only one agency per state is able to disseminate funds and in Ohio, that agency is Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, but they have a local representative who works with Deaf-Blind individuals. Equipment can be hardware, software or other equipment – see the full list on the website. Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested. The project started in July 2012 and runs for two years (possibly extended to a third year).

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Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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