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Deaf Services Center

Deaf Services Center, Inc. (DSC) empowers those faced with language barriers by promoting access to communication. Our resources help those who have hearing loss or are non-English users to fully access the English language in communicating with others. Headquartered in central Ohio, with satellite offices serving the northwest and southeast areas of the state DSC is the largest provider of services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind in Ohio. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, DSC works hard to empower the communities we serve.

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Hello everyone,

Today there are 5,148 confirmed cases of (COVID-19) in Ohio. Right now, we have 1,495 hospitalized and there have been 193 deaths. Remember that we have not tested everyone so the numbers may be higher.

As Dr. Amy Acton said today, stay the course! The reason for this, last week Dr. Acton said that we may expect 6,000 to 10,000 new cases per day during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in Ohio, now new projections have brought the numbers down to 1,600 per day.

As it was stated by Dr. Acton and Governor DeWine, “You have squashed this and stretched the curve. But please know that if you start going out, it will go right back up. You have to keep doing what you are doing.”

This is good news for all of us and we all must follow social distancing rules, hand washing, and wearing masks when appropriate. We still have a long way to go and remember the stay at home order is in effect until May 1st. Remember if we just went out and did our thing, the numbers will go right back up. Please stay the course and keep doing what we all are doing! We are doing good so far!
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Hello everyone,

As we continue to follow the Stay at Home order and our attempts at social distancing and staying well is slowly working. Today, I bring you updates from the Governor’s news conference.

As of today, there are 4,782 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio. Of those, 1,354 are in the hospital and there have been 167 deaths.

If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you will now be eligible to receive the maximum benefit for your household. If you did not receive it in March, you will receive the difference this week.

Now, when placing orders for food for carry out with certain restaurants, you are now allowed to order up to 2 alcoholic drinks per order. They will be packaged and cannot be opened until you are back at your home.

The Office of Small Business Relief has been created to help small businesses in Ohio through this difficult time. For more information, go to

Have a good evening!
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Hello everyone! This is an update of the news conference by our Governor.

As of today, there are 4450 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been 142 deaths from COVID-19 and there are 1214 people in the hospital in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Health’s orders on social distancing and the Stay at Home order appears to be working.

Cell phone tracking data has been used to track the movement of people in Ohio. The data on this suggests this:

Visits to retail stores and places of recreation are down by 43%
Visits to the workplace are down by 35%
Visits to parks have increased by 117%

This is delaying our peak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in which allows our health professionals to be better prepared. We all have done a good job of this! Please do continue to persevere, and practicing social distancing. We will get through this together!
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Disability Rights of Ohio just put out a really nice summary about the COVID-19 Relief bills for your review. ... See MoreSee Less

Disability Rights of Ohio just put out a really nice summary about the COVID-19 Relief bills for your review.
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A message from John Moore, CEO, Deaf Services Center:

DSC recognizes that the situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is happening everywhere in the world is a cause for concern for our community. DSC really cares about the consumers, staff, associates, and businesses we work with and is monitoring the situation closely. Our agency is following protocols set forth from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state governments.

Starting immediately, (Monday March 16th), no meetings, classes or events will be held at the DSC offices for the foreseeable future. We will be using video meetings whenever possible including meetings by videophone when set up in advance. Until our offices are open once again, please use the following means to contact us for services:

For all Columbus interpreting needs please email all interpreting requests to If your interpreting need is urgent please call 614-678-1701. For interpreting needs after hours please call our Dispatch at 614-323-1754.

For Columbus Community Services related to iCC, early intervention or case management, please contact TJ Veppert at 

For Columbus Employment Services, please contact Hillary Allen at

For general information regarding the Columbus office, please contact Cindi Nash, Executive Assistant to the CEO at

For the DSC NW Ohio office please contact or 419-720-3935 (phone number) or 419-386-2627 VP

For NW Ohio Interpreting Department please contact or 419-720-3935

For the DSC Portsmouth office please contact or 740-357-7713

For questions concerning invoices, billing, or accounting please contact Melissa Potrikus at

Please note that the spring session of ASL classes in Columbus set to begin the week of April 6 have been cancelled at this time. Refunds have been issued to all who have registered. DSC will give first priority to those who were registered for spring 2020 classes once we are able to hold them again. If you were registered for a class and have not yet received a refund, please contact Melissa Potrikus at . In addition, DSC will not be scheduling Business ASL classes until such time as gatherings are permitted by the Governor.

DSC will continue to monitor the situation and tune in to the daily updates from the Governor. DSC will readdress the situation as needs arise and post any updates on this website.

Thank you!

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