Our primary mission is to support and empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Planned Deaf Expo to help expose the Deaf-Owned Business, Deaf-Friendly Business, and Deaf-Related Business, also to bring the Deaf community together and awareness of the Deaf community.
The idea of the Deaf Expo is to bring the deaf community together. Also, to bring the Deaf Business Owners, Deaf-Friendly Business, and Deaf Related Business into the Deaf Expo to help and let the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to be aware of the Deaf Businesses and resources available for them.
Who are we
It’s a Deaf Thing is managed and operated by a group of volunteers that are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreter, CODA, and Hearing People that loves the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. It’s a Deaf Thing is registered under ProjectDEAF as 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The entire staff of It’s a Deaf Thing, board members and staff of ProjectDEAF are volunteers.
Who do we work with?
There is various type of deafness in the Deaf community. For a better understanding of the Deaf community, there are people that are profoundly deaf and moderate hearing and mild-moderate. Some hearing-impaired wear hearing aids and some don’t. Most of the Deaf community have hearing problems and understand American Sign Language ASL and some does lip reading. Another thing we try to do our best is to bring services
The next It’s a Deaf Thing – Deaf Expo is scheduled for October 5, 2019, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida.