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The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400
[email protected]

Resources for the Deaf

Sign Language Interpreters

Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Interpreting Services, Inc.
442 Rtes 202-206 North,
Bedminster, NJ 07921-0753
(908) 719-4344
Fax (908) 470-0804

Westchester County Office for Disabilities
Richard Manly, Director
148 Martine Avenue, Room 102
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-2955

Lexington School for the Deaf
30th Avenue and 75th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
(718) 899 – 8800
TTY: (718) 899-3030
Fax: (718) 899-9846

New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains NY 10603
(914) 949-7310 V/TTY
[email protected]

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002
(202) 651-5000 TTY/V

New York Society for the Deaf
161 William Street, 11th Fl.
New York NY 10038
(646) 278-8171 (TTY)
(646) 278-8132 (Voice)
(212) 777-5740 (Fax)

Joshua Finkle & Irma Azrelyant
47-43 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101
718-433-1092 (Voice)
718-392-3372 (TTY)
718-392-3576 (FAX)
(Requests for interpreters can be made online)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains,NY
(914) 997-4318
Hands On – NYC
20 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 822-8549 (TTY)
(212) 822-8550 (Voice)
(212) 822-8548 (Fax)
[email protected]

League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York NY 10004
(917) 305-7700

Lutheran Deaf Ministry
158 First Street
Hicksville, NY 11801-4801
The Rev. William Wrede
(516) 938-0150 (TTY/Voice)
[email protected]

Lewis Merkin, President
Plainview NY 11803-0164
[email protected]


Web Sites

Technical advice and information

SHHH Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc
7910 Woodmont Ave, Suite 1200
Bethesda MD 20814 (301) 657-2248
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People is the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss. Through information, support groups, and advocacy, SHHH works to make a difference in the lives of all people affected by hearing loss. It works through a national network of 13 state organizations and 250 local chapters in 45 states, anchored by a Washington, D.C. area office.

League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York NY 10004
(917) 305-7700
The League for the Hard of Hearing is the world’s oldest not-for- profit rehabilitation and human services agency. They provide hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by striving to empower consumers to achieve their potential.

The Federal Access Board Technical Bulletins on Assistive Listening Systems
The Access Board also provides a toll-free technical assistance number at (800) 872-2253 (V) or (800) 993-2822 (TTY).
Bulletin 9A for Consumers
Bulletin 9B for Installers
Bulletin 9C for Providers

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)
Lexington School for The Deaf
30th Avenue and 75th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Voice: (718) .899-8800
TDD: (718) .899.3030
Fax: (718) .899-9846
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on hearing enhancement is supported by a grant from the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). RERC provides information to users on amplification and assistive technology.

Individual Consultants

Nancy Kingsley consults with churches and synagogues on assistive listening systems. She lives in Bergen County and is involved in state and county councils and organizations for people with hearing loss. You can reach her by email [email protected]

George DeVilbiss, retired electronics engineer volunteering with SHHH, has been involved in the installation of assistive listening devices in churches for over 12 years. He can be reached by email. [email protected]

Committee members are available to answer any questions parishes may have on accessibility for people who are hard of hearing, Contact Us for more information.

Court Reporters for CART (Computer Assisted Realtime Translation)

Donald R. DePew, RPR, CRR
c2 (Caption Coalition) Inc.
4-74 48th Avenue, #15-J
Long Island City NY 11109-5613
(917) 733-3515
[email protected]

Colleen Anne Platt, Garden State Captioning
49 Marlboro Road
Clifton NJ 07012
(973) 777-8403
[email protected]

Parishes in Which Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs) are in use.

Grace Church, Lower Manhattan
802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-2000