Independent Living Resource Center
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
While 'Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services' is the title for this page,  the services that the Independent Living Resource Center provide are designed to meet the individual needs of our consumers with respect to the wide range of identities and experiences.

For example, some our consumers perceive themselves as culturally or linguistically one of the following:


People who are...

  • Deaf
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Late Deafened
  • "Hearing Impaired"
  • Oral Deaf (non signing)
  • Children of Deaf Adults
  • Parent of Deaf Children
  • Signers and Non signers
  • Those with Cochlear Implants



We are here as a resource to help ensure that our consumers are educated and empowered to live independent lives! 


Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime for information.

Interpreting Services:

To request and interpreter, please email or call 805-963-0595 for more information.


The Independent Living Resource Center Staff and Board members represent people with various backgrounds and experiences in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. 


Our wide range of communication and language upbringing includes American Sign Language, Sign Exact English, gestural communication, Oral communication, and written as well as spoken English.  Please do not hesitate to contact any one of us with questions. We are here to support, educate, and empower you!

Let's Loop Santa Barbara - Hearing Loops are the only assistive listening system to send clear, pure sound directly to hearing aids. They are the international standard for universal hearing access. Our mission is to obtain equal access for individuals with hearing loss by promoting the usage of hearing loop technology.
Fair Housing Videos for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The National Fair Housing Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is pleased to announce the creation of 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. The videos were produced by Disability Independence Group, NFHA and Sweetwater Media.