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Helpful links for people with hearing loss
 
   
Lip Reading (Speech Reading)
"I See What You Say" (DVD course)
"Read My Lips" (videotape course)
"How to Lip-Read" (WikiHow article)
Lipreader 4 (teaching software)
"Seeing and Hearing Speech" CD-ROM course


Sign Language
ASL Browser (Michigan State University online dictionary of ASL signs, with videos)
ASL beginning and basic signs (online videos)
American Manual Alphabet (finger-spelling) entry from Wikipedia
Signing Exact English explanation from About.com
SEE Center on Signing Exact English
ListenUp Web explanations of ASL, SEE and PSE
PSE explanation from About.com


CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) live captioning for groups
CaptionFirst (provider)
LMH Certified Reporting (provider)
Efficiency Reporting (provider)
National Court Reporters Association (provider directory)

Hearing Loops
Scientific American article on hearing loops
Hearingloop.org (information on hearing loops for public places and homes)


Captioned/Signed Live Theater Performances
League of Chicago Theaters  (calendar of captioned plays in multiple theaters)

Captioning for movies and TV 
Described and Captioned Media Program of the NAD
National Open Captioning Initiative of the Theatre Development Fund (list of open-captioned stage theater performances nationwide)
Captionfish (search for captioned movie showings)
Classic Cinemas  (Chicago chain with captioned movies)
Fomdi (search for captioned movie showings)
How Stuff Works article on TV captioning
"How to get closed captioning on TV" eHow article
WGBH TV closed captions site
Caption This (Bill Graham's blog about captioning issues)

Product Reviews
Hearing Amplifiers

Children and families
Parent to Parent (HLAA site for parents of children with hearing loss)

Other
File a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about TV captioning
File a complaint with the FCC about cellphones, captioning, other access issues

Social Security Disability Benefits


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