Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind (HSDB)
The Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind is a public education facility that provides services to the islands' deaf, blind, and deaf-blind students. One of the main functions of HSDB is providing an ASL program that follows the tenets of a bi-cultural, bi-lingual philosophy.
Pacific Deaf-Blind Project
The Pacific Partnership for Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Services represents a partnership between the Pacific Outreach Initiative at the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai‘i and the outlying Pacific Island nations of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap), Guam, Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands.
National Deaf Center
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Kapi'olani Deaf Center
The Kapiolani Deaf Center (KDC) provides services for KCC students and other members of the deaf community in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. The KDC provides assistance in completing the UH System Admissions Forms and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), student orientation and registration assistance, academic, personal, and career counseling by a counselor fluent in American Sign Language, tutors, interpreters, computer Assisted Notetakers (CAN) who use computers to transcribe lectures and communicate with instructors and hearing peers in a classroom setting, notetakers or scribes who handwrite class notes for deaf or hard of hearing students, training for those who are interested in becoming interpreters and assistants to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Kapi'olani Community College: Deaf Education Paraprofessional Program
The Deaf Education program prepares paraprofessionals to provide instructional support to deaf students in preK-12 classrooms. This program is also serves as a pathway for students interested in teaching deaf students or working in deaf-related fields.
Sign Language Classes
- Community Schools for Adults If you are interested in attending ASL classes at a community adult school, please contact the individual schools to find out their current schedule. Sign language is often offered at the Kaimuki Community School for Adults 808-733-8460.
- Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind For the latest information on sign language classes for families, contact Rosalind Kia, the Parent and Community Liaison at HSDB.
- Kapi'olani Community College also offers American Sign Language classes to the general public. For more information, please contact Jan L. Fried, Professor, Coordinator: American Sign Language/English Interpreter Education 808-734-9891. Facebook