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Our Mission

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness increases access, communication, and equity for learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. We do this by connecting resources and providing training for professionals and fostering relationships to equip communities to support families and learners where they are, with what they need, when they need it to learn, grow, and live their best lives.

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Training and Networks

Presenting Free, Online Training with Continuing Education Credit

In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, the Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness presents a free, online module, Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired.

This training offers 2.5 hours of continuing education credit and will get you started with tools and strategies for communicating and connecting with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.

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Fostering Relationships

The Center works to bring together the organizations, agencies, and individuals who support learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired and their families. We are facilitating conversations and promoting collaborations in new ways to identify, enhance, and develop resources. Our goal is to ensure communities build capacity to provide effective tools to support learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired live their best lives for their whole lives.

Family Engagement

We understand the unique challenges for learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired and know that it may be difficult for families to navigate support systems and identify and obtain tools, services, and access to qualified professionals to meet these challenges.

The Center works to ensure that learners and families have the information, supports, and connections they need, with clear communication, flexible planning, collaboration, and trusted professional relationships. We work to support these efforts across the lifespan – from screening in early life through employment in adulthood.

Family Engagement for the
Blind and Visually Impaired

Family Engagement for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing