In recent years, several departments of the U.S. Government have decided to ensure that important information reaches the deaf and hard of hearing community by creating videos and/or establishing a hotline in American Sign Language. The National Association of the Deaf commends those departments and encourages others to follow in stride. Here is a list of current resources and if you are a government representative and interested in developing videos or you know of any other videos, please feel free to contact us.
Federal Communications Commission
- ASL Consumer Service hotline
- Information on toll-free numbers
- Information on text to 911
- ASL Video Library
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS YouTube ASL Channel includes a growing collection of American Sign Language (ASL) videos featuring Tax Tips, Recovery and related topics including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created 12 videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning. These videos provide critical legal and practical information in a format accessible to persons who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing. These videos feature Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Actors who provide important information related to fair housing and fair lending rights under the federal Fair Housing Act.