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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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Kids Connect is a virtual interactive program where we connect Deaf mentors with Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids. This is to help bridge the social isolation caused by COVID. The program started in October and will continue until the end of March. Mentors meet with their groups 2x a month for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the age groups. We will be introducing all of our mentors so that you can get to know them. We will start with Chris Kuhns who is the mentor to the 10-13 age group and continue until we have featured all 5 mentors. The video is captioned. ... See MoreSee Less

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I should also mention that the program is now open to any Deaf of HH child in the USA. We have seen such a huge need for it so we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Is this limited to a geographic area? (Have yet to look at the video...)

DWO is hosting a Virtual Holiday Bingo event on Sunday, December 6th from 12pm to 2pm. Open to both Ohio and Out Of State Women! Register today to join in the fun! buff.ly/2UrFOKa. DWO's website also has this info at buff.ly/3lvKLwB ... See MoreSee Less

DWO is hosting a Virtual Holiday Bingo event on Sunday, December 6th from 12pm to 2pm.  Open to both Ohio and Out Of State Women!   Register today to join in the fun!   https://buff.ly/2UrFOKa.  DWOs website also has this info at https://buff.ly/3lvKLwB

A message from the Interpreting Department - Where Communication Happens – Even during a pandemic! Dsc Interpreters continue to provide effective communication in the midst of COVID-19.

Onsite: Following appropriate safety precautions, DSC is providing onsite interpreting services when absolutely necessary. Please remember the three W’s! If safety precautions aren’t followed, interpreters are permitted to politely excuse themselves from the situation.

Remote: Meeting the needs of the community and the workplace by providing interpreting services remotely. We are just a few clicks away! DSC Interpreters are ready to connect using multiple platforms, a few of them are: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Skype

Request an interpreter today by emailing us at interpreting@dsc.org
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A message from the Interpreting Department - Where Communication Happens – Even during a pandemic! Dsc Interpreters continue to provide effective communication in the midst of COVID-19. 

Onsite: Following appropriate safety precautions, DSC is providing onsite interpreting services when absolutely necessary. Please remember the three W’s! If safety precautions aren’t followed, interpreters are permitted to politely excuse themselves from the situation.

Remote: Meeting the needs of the community and the workplace by providing interpreting services remotely.  We are just a few clicks away! DSC Interpreters are ready to connect using multiple platforms, a few of them are: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Skype

Request an interpreter today by emailing us at interpreting@dsc.org

“CDI Training Application Deadline is TODAY -December 1st”. Please email OhioCDItraining@gmail.com for an application. See flyer for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

“CDI Training Application Deadline is TODAY -December 1st”. Please email OhioCDItraining@gmail.com for an application.  See flyer for more details.
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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 interpreting@dsc.org. 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 tjveppert@dsc.org  or 614-515-6074 VP

For Columbus Employment Services, please contact Hillary Allen at hallen@dsc.org

For general information regarding the Columbus office, please contact Cindi Nash, Executive Assistant to the CEO at cnash@dsc.org

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

For NW Ohio Interpreting Department please contact nwointerpreting@dsc.org or 419-720-3935

For the DSC Portsmouth office please contact dscp.interpreting@dsc.org or 740-357-7713

For questions concerning invoices, billing, or accounting please contact Melissa Potrikus at melissap@dsc.org

For information on Relay Ohio/711 and CapTel, please contact Marsha Moore at marsha@dsc.org

ASL classes are now available online through the Zoom platform. Summer sessions start the week of July 20 and go for 10 weeks. To register for an online ASL class click here.

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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American Sign Language Interpreting, Spoken Language Interpreting, Speech-to-Text Captioning, Video Remote Interpreting, document translation or onsite interpreting, we provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read more

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