"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Useful Links

Here is a list of our favorite links about Deaf World.  We hope this list helps you LOCATE / RESEARCH ENTER SUBJECT. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send email to Jerry Siders.

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Home page

DIAA - Deaf Iowans Against Abuse







Educational Programs for the Deaf


Residential School for the Deaf

Commission of the Deaf

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa

Organizations of, for, by the Deaf


NAD is a non-profit organization designed to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals.

Teletypewriter Devices for the Deaf

Telecommunications Access Iowa

A Guide to Closed Captioning Technology

Resource for students with hearing impairments

Resource for students with hearing impairments

We've just published our new resource guide for students with hearing impairments. You can check it out here:

As you know, deaf or hard of hearing students face a host of unique challenges in the classroom and on campus.  With this guide, we've attempted to highlight those struggles as well as provide helpful advice and showcase resources which may aid the student. Some key elements of the guide include:

 - Tech tools for students with hearing impairments  - How schools create more audible environments  - Scholarships for students with hearing impairments



As an independent finance site, aims to help people make smarter financial decisions for their lifestyle. Living with a disability can alter a person's lifestyle drastically, which is why our team has been working hard to build a helpful set of easy-to-use resources for people with disabilities.
These guides include information about:
-- Scholarships and financial aid for students
-- Understanding ADA laws and rights of workers
-- Home modification funding and resources for disabled accessibility
You can view them here:
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Addiction Treatment andReha for Deaf/HardHearing Individuals

Addiction Treatment and Rehab For Deaf/Hard Hearing Individuals:

Within this guide, you’ll find information on specific risk factors for this population, the dangers of substance use disorders (SUD), important elements and access points within treatment, and resources to help you find a program to best serve your needs.

College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

The first guide was supported by five experts in the field and includes information to help deaf students transition from high school to college, provides advice from the experts on specific degrees and careers options, and describes deaf and hard of hearing student advocacy and leadership programs. You can check out the entire guide here:

Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

The second guide helps connect hard of hearing students with valuable tools, technology, and resources that they can lean on. It also features scholarships specific to hard of hearing students, provides advice on finding a college to fit particular needs and breaks down how colleges are becoming more inclusive environments. You can read more here.

The Simple Dollar

The Simple Dollar

A new guide was created by the financial experts at The Simple Dollar addressing the challenges of buying a new home as a person with a disability that’s published in conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to accommodate the special needs of persons with disabilities.

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2018

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2018

We’re trying to raise awareness around the barriers that hinder students from pursuing their college education and wanted to see if this guide could be a helpful tool. 

College for Students with Disabilities Guide

College for Students with Disabilities Guide

This would be a great fit for any student, family member, or educator looking for information on how to prepare for higher education regarding disabilities. The guide is 100% free and covers educational opportunities, preparation steps, knowing your rights, different types of disabilities, and recommended resources for additional information.

Guide to College Planning for Hearing-Impaired Students

Guide to College Planning for Hearing-Impaired Students partners with to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. We also host a wide array of free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare for the world after college.

Addicition Center for Disabilities

Addicition Center for Disabilities

People with disabilities are substantially more likely to suffer from substance abuse disorders than the general population. The website, known as, which is a substance abuse resource site that serves as an information hub connecting people to treatment options.

Our guide on disability and substance use disorders and how to help them in recovery:

Why The Disabled Are At A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse And How To Help In Recovery

"For people with disabilities the prevalence of substance abuse disorders is higher than the general population, at 40 percent"

We created an informative guide about "Why The Disabled Are At A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse And How To Help In Recovery"

Travelling with a Medical Condition

Travelling with a Medical Condition

Introduction to Travelling with a Medical Condition.
Travelling Abroad with a Disability.
Tips for Travelling with a Medical Condition.
Guide to Travelling with Certain Medical Conditions.
Useful Links & Further Information.


Updated November 16, 2018