Welcome to DSC – Portsmouth
Our Southeastern Ohio location serves the region with an array of services and programs specifically designed for the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in this area.
Programs and Services Offered in Portsmouth
Interpreting & Translation Services
Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Program
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is making available Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities beginning at age 14. These are introductory services and are intended to help students with disabilities get an early start in identifying career interests. Pre-Employment Transition Services are for students with disabilities who need these services and have been determined eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services or are potentially eligible but have not applied for VR services. OOD partners with DSC to provide services to these students. Offered in COLUMBUS • NW OHIO
Advocacy, Case Management & Peer Support
ADA Education & Deaf Awareness Presentations
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 are provided to help hearing people converse with neighbors and family members, and to give those who become deaf later in life another mode to communicate. Most of our classes are offered in the evenings for 10 or 12 weeks. We do offer limited daytime classes depending on demand. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis starting in January, April, June and September.
Corporate classes are also available. They can be held at your place of choice and can have an added focus of words commonly used in your industry. Please contact us for more information!
Relay Ohio/CapTel is Relay 711 – a free statewide public service for communication between standard (voice) users and persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and speech-disabled using text telephones (TTYs) or adaptive equipment. Relay Ohio trainers, in partnership with Sprint Relay, provide trainings and demonstrations throughout Ohio to all 88 counties. For more information check out www.ohiorelay.com.
Interpreter Mentoring & Workshops
DSC offers mentoring to give support for those who are new to interpreting or are out of practice. A new interpreter (mentees) is placed on an assignment of their own and are accompanied by an experienced interpreter (mentor) for back-up support. This is not a paid program when you go on-site, but can be scheduled by request.
For more information on the mentoring program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org