Deaf & Hard of Hearing survey and focus groups

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The Community Needs Assessment survey is now available! The Regional Resource Center on Deafness (RRCD) wants to hear from you! The RRCD been given a grant from the Department of Human Services to collect information from Oregonians who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or anyone with a hearing loss.

The RRCD collecting this information to write a report to the Oregon Legislature, identifying barriers and gaps in public services for Oregonians who have a hearing loss. Please take a moment to fill out this survey.

The survey is available in three different languages: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. To find the page that houses the survey, click here, or paste and copy this link:

This above link will take you to the RRCD’s webpage where you can find the 3 survey versions.

**Please note: The American Sign Language version can only be taken from a desktop/or laptop with a strong internet connection due to high number of video clips. Please wait a couple of minutes for the videos to download from a cloud platform before start the survey. Due to compatibility issue with videos, the ASL version is not viewable on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc. The English and Spanish version of the survey can be viewed on mobile devices. If you click the ASL version on a mobile device, you will see English text and blank space for the videos but you will not be able to see the videos.

The RRCD isalso conducting multiple focus groups around the state. Upcoming events in southern Oregon include:

Klamath Falls:
Friday, August 12 from 1 to 5 PM (drop in anytime)
Klamath Community College
Bldg. 6, Rooms H138 and H108
7390 S. 6th Street

Saturday, August 13 from 9AM to 6 PM (drop in anytime)
Carnegie Building (Old Library)
413 W. Main Street, Second Floor (Best entrance is the outside stairs on the south (8th Street) side)

Grants Pass:
Sunday, August 14 from 9 AM to 6 PM (drop in anytime)
Rogue Community College Building Z, Room 1 & 2
3345 Redwood Highway

Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19

Chestnut Lane (Gresham):
Tuesday, August 23

Sunday, August 28

We are also in need of participants from Eastern Oregon and the Coast. If you are interested in participating in a Focus Group, there are two ways to let us know: 1. Complete the Community Needs Assessment Survey. When you complete it, it will ask if you are interested in participating in the focus groups and will take you to a sign up page; or 2) contact Denise Thew Hackett at or her assistant Sarah Hill at 207-841-3331.

Please spread the word and tell anyone you know who has a hearing loss to take this survey. It is open for only a short time and will close on August 31, 2016. The final report will be submitted to the Oregon Legislature on December 31, 2016 for review during their 2017 session.

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