Redefining Communication Access!
We believe that every individual have a fundamental right to be able to communicate with another.
Cultural responsivity is a complex concept involving the acceptance and acknowledgment of other people’s cultures and cultural values.
We strive to empower the deaf and hard of hearing to achieve stability and to realize their potential as an individual and as a community.
Protecting the basic rights to which all humans are considered entitled: the right to life, liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equal treatment before the law, among others.
New Position Opening: Director of Community Programs
DEAF, Inc. is pleased to announce a new position opening - Director of Community Programs. Watch the video as Ernest Garrett, Executive Director, tell us more about the position. Check out the job description.
What is DEAF, Inc. All About?
What is DEAF, Inc. all about? Come and let us take you through what a daily life at DEAF, Inc. looks like. Our team is highly motivated to bring a greater collaboration to increase communication access for the deaf and hard of hearing. Check out the video and share with others.
"A friend of mine suggested DEAF, Inc. and once I contacted them, they have been nothing but extremely helpful."
“Thank you so much for helping us out with (Deaf Sensitivity) training. I can assure you that it was very beneficial to all of us.”
“I would highly recommend your organization. They (interpreters) have shown remarkable professionalism and provided excellent services."
Upcoming DEAF Inc. Events
DEAF, Inc. is pleased to launch a new program - DeafBlind Support Services - to provide support to DeafBlind individuals across Missouri in the following regions: Eastern, Central/Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions. Watch videos as Ernest Garrett, Executive Director, and Thomas Green, Program Administrator, tells us more. For more information about DeafBlind Support Services, click here.
DeafBlind Support Services is Now Available
STRONGER THAN EVER
In 2012, Rick Rush, an accomplished sport artist, was commissioned to paint a collage, representing the mission of DEAF Inc. To summarize his experience, he said that the deaf and hard of hearing community today is "Stronger Than Ever!" thanks to organizations like DEAF Inc. who are breaking communication barriers everyday. Watch more...
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
In this DEAF Inc.'s "In the Spotlight" episode, we interview Sean Forbes, a deaf musician on a mission. Music is in his blood, his cells; it's just the way he is. Sean Forbes is living proof that if you have enough passion, magic happens and dreams come true. He talks about his 2014 tour and gives a message to younger deaf and hard of hearing children. Watch more...
DEAF SENSITIVITY TRAINING FOR POLICE OFFICERS
How to handle communication issues when facing deaf and hard of hearing citizens? DEAF Inc., with collaboration with St. Louis County Police Academy, created a training video for police officers and other responders. Watch more...
Deputies in Jefferson County, MO received training on how to interact with the deaf community.
DEAF, Inc. and Police Work Together to
Increase Communication Access
DEAF, Inc. was featured in several news outlet for its continuous advocacy for communication access for the deaf and hard of hearing in the community. Special thanks to Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for making the effort to improve the relationship between the police and the deaf community. Also, special thanks to Jefferson Foundation, who provided funding for the training.
Video; DTV News, March 23, 2017
Video; The Daily Moth, March 21, 2017
Article; St. Louis Dispatch, March 20, 2017
Video; KMOV Channel 4, March 15, 2017
Article; KMOV Channel 4, March 14, 2017
DEAF Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created by deaf individuals from St. Louis, Missouri. DEAF Inc. provides high-quality sign language and ASL interpreting and translation services at the lowest prices in an effort to enable the deaf and hard of hearing to freely interact with the mainstream society. DEAF Inc. only provides sign language and ASL interpreters who have been certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI), the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), and/or at least a level of Basic, Advanced, or Masters on the Missouri Interpreting Certification System (MICS). DEAF Inc. is the only non-profit organization whose 100% of all net proceeds go to programs designed to promote awareness of issues related to deaf and hard of hearing communities in the St. Louis, MO metro area.
25 E. Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone/VP: (314) 714-6400
FAX: (314) 266-7427
Phone: (314) 968-8868
Toll Free: (888) 898-3323