Deaf Services of Southern Oregon
DSSO uses Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly Street Medford OR 97501 for its meetings and some events.
The Mission of this organization is to enhance the quality of life for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Oregonians.
The Purpose of this organization consists of, but not limited to, the following:
To provide a Service Center that will serve the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
To serve as a resource and referral center of needed service to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. Examples:
Information on available Sign Language interpreters.
Information on assistive devices, such as TTYs (phone device), visual alert systems (such as strobe lights for smoke alarm or doorbell), amplifiers and more.
Information on local, state, and federal legislative issues pertaining to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
Referrals to Vocational Rehabilitation help.
Referrals to Educational Services.
To sponsor research (directly and indirectly) that will benefit the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
To provide educational, social, and recreational events for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community that can increase their enjoyment of life. Examples:
TTY training (phone device).
Understanding the American Disability Act (ADA and your rights).
Special events (Valentine, Halloween, Dances, Contests, Potlucks).
To publicize the existence of this center in order to be of assistance to a larger Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
To increase public sensitivity to the problems that are constantly confronted by the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
To achieve an effective, collective voice for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community through this center that can address the business, governmental, and other sections of society where said group's identity, needs, and opinions can be expressed and meaningful responses sought.
- Southern Oregon
- American Sign Language