Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf Services

Deaf Services (DS) serves the needs of those who are culturally deaf by providing training and advocacy to meet both cultural and communication needs through individualized services and group trainings and workshops. One-on-one services include budget assistance, assistance with written correspondence and forms, medical guidance and advocacy, and legal assistance. Group trainings cover a range of topics of interest to the deaf community, such as the voting process, enrollment in Medicaid, etc. DS sponsors the Deaf Teen Club for ages 14 to 18. Programming includes social, educational, and volunteer components. DS collaborates with other agencies to better serve their mutual clients.

In addition to those who are culturally deaf, many people who are hard-of-hearing or have some degree of hearing loss also need assistance with understanding paperwork and working through processes and procedures. They also are in need of an advocate to resolve issues of communication and remove barriers. DS has worked to meet the needs of this population through individual services, workshops and trainings. DS works to empower all deaf and hard-of-hearing clients to learn how to problem solve and how to access resources.

Interpreting Services

The Interpreter Services (IS) program works as a third-party billing source to provide qualified interpreters statewide 24/7. The goal of this program is to provide accessibility. The Center matches businesses, schools, courts, hospitals and other entities with certified interpreters. The Center maintains the highest ethical standards and practices so that the consumer is ensured a quality experience and proper communication is achieved. IS provides a voice for the deaf consumer and ends dependency on parents, siblings and other family members to serve as interpreters.

The IS Program is one of three interpreting service providers in the state. ADA law requires that businesses that serve the public must communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities and provide auxiliary aids and services when needed. Businesses request interpreters for their clients for medical, court, educational and other needs. Clients may also request an interpreter for a specific situation. By filling interpreter requests, we are able to meet the need of accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients as well as support businesses in remaining ADA compliant.


Schedule

Deaf Teen Club

3rd Saturday | 6:00-8:00

Silent Dinners

January 20 at 2pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

February 20 at 6pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

March 7 at 6pm, Mother Road Marketplace

April 20 at 2pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

May 7 at 6pm, Mother Road Marketplace

June 10 at 6pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

July 25 at 6pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

August 17 at 2pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

September 24 at 4pm at Incredible Pizza

October 21at 6pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

November 16 at 2pm, Woodland Hills Mall Food Court

December 5 at 6pm, Mother Road Marketplace

Silent Coffee Chats

1st Friday | 6pm,
Barnes & Noble at 8620 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK

2nd Friday | 6pm,
Starbucks at 1832 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK

2nd Saturday | 2:30pm,
Starbucks at 1640 W Tucson Street, Broken Arrow, OK

3rd Friday | 6pm,
Starbucks at 11073 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK

4th Friday | 6pm,
Starbucks at 1546 N. 9th Street, Broken Arrow, OK

Sign Language Classes

 

Tulsa

Sign Language 1

Mondays

January 29 – April 8

6:30-8:30pm (10 weeks)

$120 Per Person, $20 Textbook

 

Sign Language 2

Tuesdays

January 30 – April 9

6:30 – 8:30pm (10 weeks)

$120 Per Person

(Textbook the same as Sign 1)

 

Location: Red Cross, 10151 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74129
$120/person plus $20 textbook (The textbook for ASL 2 is the same as for ASL 1)

 

Owasso

Sign Language 1

Wednesdays

January 31 – April 17

6:30-8:30pm (10 weeks)

$120 Per Person, $20 Textbook

 

Sign Language 2

Thursdays

February 1 – April 18

6:30- 8:30pm (10 weeks)

$120 Per Person

(Textbook the same as Sign 1)

Location: Owasso Community Center, 301 S. Cedar St., Owasso, OK 74055
$120/person plus $20 textbook (The textbook for ASL 2 is the same as for ASL 1)

Jenks

Sign Language 1

Thursdays

February 1 – April 18

6:15-8:15pm (10 weeks)

$120 Per Person, $20 Textbook

 

Sign Language 2

Tuesdays

January 30 – April 16

6:15 – 8:15pm (10 weeks)

$120 Per Person

(Textbook the same as Sign 1)

Location: Jenks High School, Central Campus Sooner Building, 105 E. B St., Jenks, OK 74037
$120/person plus $20 textbook