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Information and Referral Services

Information and Referral Services are provided so that deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals have the information or resources they require so they may integrate into Ohio services and opportunities. These services may include, but are not limited to:

 · Providing general information about the unique needs of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals to the general public or a specific audience;

·  Providing specific information regarding a subset of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals to the general public or a specific audience;

· Responding to inquiries about deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals in all counties in the target geographic area;

· Developing partnerships with programs so that the unique needs of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals are addressed and considered in their programming;

· Developing partnerships with specific providers that have a high influence in the deaf community (i.e., Social Security Administration, Job and Family Services, court systems);

· Providing direct referrals to community supports to both deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals and the general public;

· Providing information about technology related to the target population; and

· Coordinating communication access.