901.701.6800 (phone)

901.612.3416 (videophone)

Please use the menu above to learn about our programs and interpreting services. Everything is offered both for Middle Tennessee and southwest Tennessee.  ASL class information specific to Memphis is below.  Online classes are under Adult Education & Outreach above. 

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has expanded—WEST! After more than 90 years of amazing service to Middle Tennessee with growth into northern Alabama and southern Kentucky, we are excited to announce the addition of new services based in Memphis and serving Shelby and surrounding counties. There are still details to work out and much work to be done, but we are thrilled to bring the history of service and excellence to Memphis in a truly local way. Keep watching for more information! #BridgesWest

Meet Our Staff

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Brenda Cash

Staff Interpreter/Youth Services Manager

Bridgette Mize

Community Services Manager

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Ricky Terry

Office Manager/Interpreting Scheduler


BridgesWEST is proud to be a local agency in Memphis building on the more than 90 years of excellence Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has delivered. BridgesWEST serves five counties in southwest Tennessee and parts of Mississippi and Arkansas. We offer high-quality and affordable Interpreting Services using local interpreters; Community Services including Game Days (2nd Friday of each month from 10am to 2pm), client advocacy, workshops, ASL classes, community events, work with families and employers, job training, systems navigation, and much more; Youth Education & Services (exciting new partnership with the Mayor's Office of Youth Services, an after-school program); and other services in coordination with our Nashville office including Advocacy (systems-change advocacy to serve our entire community), Empowerment (basic case management and resource referral), and more. 

ASL Classes

BridgesWEST is offering basic, conversational American Sign Language, Level One!  This class is a 8-week introduction to ASL grammar and vocabulary, as well as fingerspelling.  After completion of the course, students should be able to construct simple sentences.  A practice-based experience, each student will participate in visual and receptive skill-building exercises.  Participants will also learn important information about Deaf culture!

2020 Spring American Sign Language Class Schedule

Registration is Closed | Summer Classes will be Announced Soon!

American Sign Language Level One: March 5th - April 23rd
Thursdays | 5:30p-6:45p

BridgesWEST, 2400 Poplar Avenue | 3rd Floor Conference Room

$75/per 8-week session

Open Caption Movies

 at Malco Paradiso

Ticket prices include admission, popcorn, and a 12 oz. fountain drink.  Please note, tickets MUST be purchased by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the showing.  For Saturday morning movies, tickets must be purchased by 12:00 p.m. the Friday before.

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