If you are like me, you are a busy person with limited time to read your e-mail, but have deaf and hard of hearing related concerns you would like to discuss with others. The answer is to join a discussion list, and to get the list in digest form so that your mailbox is not overwhelmed.
discussion list discusses access to media and technical issues with captioning.
People considering or who have cochlear implants, can join the Cochlear Implants
listserv. Parents can join the CI Circle
If you don't mind a little controversy mixed in with your discussions, try the stalwart Deaf-L
discussion group (A bit of history: Deaf-L is the granddaddy of all the deaf discussion lists). The topics constantly vary and sometimes flames fly. Deaf-L has largely been replaced by other means of discussion online.
Deafblind people can choose from either the Deafblind
list or the Usher List
Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened
Are you hard of hearing or late-deafened? Try either Beyond Hearing
or the SayWhatClub
listservs. You'll find many kindred souls there. Another very active list is alt.support.hearing-loss
Do you have a hearing dog
and want to talk with other hearing dog owners?
For interpreting professionals, there is the TerpJobs
list for job announcements. For general discussion on interpreting, there is Terps-L
Or concerned about medical access
for deaf and hard of hearing people?
Parents and Teachers
Parents and teachers have the EduDeaf
, the Listen-Up list
, and ParentDeaf-HH
to choose from.
For newcomers to sign language as well as experienced people, there is the asl_group