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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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 614-515-6074 VP
For Columbus Employment Services, please contact Hillary Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information regarding the Columbus office, please contact Cindi Nash, Executive Assistant to the CEO at email@example.com
For the DSC NW Ohio office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-720-3935 (phone number) or 419-386-2627 VP
For NW Ohio Interpreting Department please contact email@example.com or 419-720-3935
For the DSC Portsmouth office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-357-7713
For questions concerning invoices, billing, or accounting please contact Melissa Potrikus at email@example.com
For information on Relay Ohio/711 and CapTel, please contact Marsha Moore at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Interpreting & Translation
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
With CARF accreditation and through a partnership with OOD, DSC is able to offer support to persons with disabilities to decide on a career, knowledge of how to become employed and train on a new job. Read more
We have been providing ASL classes to the community since 2009. Our classes are affordable and open to anyone in the community who wants to learn. American Sign Language classes… Read more