Deaf community, legal rights, education, self-advocacy, interpreters, and many other Deaf related resources are readily available for you.

Legal Rights:

The Arizona Center for Disability Law is a not for profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

The Attorney General's Office represents and provides legal advice to most State agencies; enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws; and prosecutes criminals charged with complex financial crimes and certain conspiracies involving illegal drugs. In addition, all appeals statewide from felony convictions are handled by this Office.

Community Legal Services is committed to eliminating poverty-based inequities in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance to low-income Arizonans.

The State Bar of Arizona exists to serve and protect the public with respect to the provision of legal services and access to justice.  Consistent with these goals, the State Bar of Arizona seeks to improve the administration of justice and the competency, ethics, and professionalism of lawyers practicing in Arizona.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. 

The United States Department of Justice exists: to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Self-Advocacy Resources:

ADA Effective Communication Overview Brochure

ADA Brochure for Effective Communication (Public Entities and Public Accommodations)

ACDHH: Brochure for Medical Providers

ACDHH: Interpreter Agencies List 

American Medical Association (AMA) 

Internal Revenue Service: Disabled Access Tax Credit 

Effective Communication in Healthcare Settings (ASL Video)

VRI vs Onsite interpretation (ASL Video)

Complaint Options (ASL Video)

Education and Family and Youth Services:

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB)

Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD)

Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SSDHH)

Desert Voices

Arizona Hands & Voices

Emergency Preparedness:

Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN)

Arizona Division of Emergency Management (AzDEM)

Just In Case Arizona!