Salem, Oregon – Bridges Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Oregonians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing or face other communication barriers, is excited to announce the launch of their new Employment and Independent Living Services webpage. This new resource can be accessed at

The Employment and Independent Living Services webpage is designed to cater to the diverse needs of the Deaf, DeafBlind, deafdisabled, Deaf with intellectual and developmental disability, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing loss community in the state of Oregon. One of its distinctive features is that all information is translated into video content in American Sign Language (ASL) and Mexican Sign Language (LSM) with embedded captioning, ensuring accessibility for all.

This significant milestone was reached in June 2023 when Bridges Oregon initiated its Employment and Independent Living Services. Prior to this, such vital services were not readily available or accessible to the community in Oregon. Bridges Oregon now serves as a vital resource, offering support to navigate state and local resources and systems, including Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS). The Bridges Oregon team comprises professionals with the perfect blend of expertise and lived experience, enabling them to deliver culturally responsive and linguistically accessible employment and independent living services.

About Bridges Oregon: Bridges Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the interests of Oregonians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing or encounter communication barriers. Their mission is to foster equity, inclusiveness, and serve as a bridge to opportunities through advocacy, education, and communication.

For more information about Bridges Oregon and their newly launched Employment and Independent Living Services webpage, please visit