Discovering Agriculture Through STEM (DATS) was a free summer program for college bound deaf and hard-of-hearing students who live in California and are entering grades 10-12 in Fall of 2018. Below is an account from one of our local Deaf Community members who attended. By Courtney Bronson, DATS camp was wonderful, with amazing staff, awesome campers, and […]

V Town Roller Derby

V Town Roller Derby invited our South Valley Outreach Office to have a booth at their Roller Derby.  At first, I thought it was for informational purposes but was surprised to learn it was for a fundraiser.  They support different charities and had selected Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center (DHHSC) to be their […]

Deaf Culture is both Multicultural and Multiethnic

by C.C. Ryder To better understand what is meant by multicultural and multiethnicity, a definition of each word is warranted. Multiethnicity is a person’s genetic and biological background. Multiculturalism is when people of different backgrounds get together to celebrate and share the traditions of their heritage, such as beliefs and traditions. Deaf culture is unique […]

Things Employers Need To Understand

By Wayne Johnson, Coordinator of Client Services, Central Coast Outreach The statement of non-discrimination in hiring posted by businesses means just that: they won’t discriminate.  Unfortunately, when working with clients to find jobs, businesses have often told me they “can’t hire Deaf for safety reasons.”  One business was very adamant regarding it not being safe […]