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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.

Promoting Access Video Module

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness presents a video module, Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired.

This training will get you started with tools and strategies, and empower you in your connections with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.

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Promoting Access

Providing Training and Support

We provide high quality training and support to ensure educational agencies and communities are able to accurately assess what learners need to fully participate at school, at home, and in the community and that they are equipped to provide access to effective education and support as early in life as possible.

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Professional Development
Opportunities

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

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