Created by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, this video has RealPlayer videos in ASL on Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and Prostate & Testicular Cancer.
This web site features video and information from Carolyn Stern, MD, a board certified family practitioner who was born deaf. For patients, it includes a video dictionary with Dr. Stern giving ASL explanations of a variety of medical and health topics. People can also submit questions to Dr. Stern for a personalized response. As well, it has an extensive page of resources.
The Deaf Hospice Education Project "serves as a resource for hospice information. DHEP helps volunteers connect with hospice services so that services are provided quicker. DHEP also works to connect the Deaf community with hospices for better access to information."
A Western Pennsylvania Initiative
This web site seeks "to provide reliable health care information to people who are Deaf, Deafblind, and hard of hearing, in a format that is accessible to all. It is our intention that visitors to our site will learn more about their own health and ways to access physical and behavioral healthcare in our community. In addition, it is our desire to encourage effective communication between healthcare providers and patients by educating both about individual perspectives, rights, and obligations in the healthcare setting."
This resource list, from Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University, identifies healthcare programs and initiatives designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing persons. Communication accommodations include not only a variety of devices, such as text telephones, but also qualified American Sign Language and oral interpreters as appropriate, and medical and allied personnel with sign skills and sensitivity to the varied communication needs of individuals with hearing losses.