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Two organizations launched the #SignYourNameChallenge project to raise awareness about deafness and sign language rights in Rwanda.
Laura, a leader in the deaf community in Indonesia talks about an issue deaf teachers face.
Three scholars of Deaf culture offer insights into the U.S. Deaf community among people who use American Sign Language.
This study evaluates accessible support services and teaching methods used with Deaf students enrolled in a college in Manila, Philippines.
How to provide accessible space science for Deaf students, students with other disabilities, and non-disabled students in the same class.
The author explains how barriers in accessing information impact Deaf people. She shares her opinions on how to solve these barriers.
Explains for professors about accommodating deaf students in a university classroom. Also explains accommodating blind students.
Learn how to advocate with television, newspapers, and other media to raise Deaf awareness through the media. Some people only learn about Deaf people, or people with disabilities, through the media
Find resources that can help plan what a young deaf person can do next after completing secondary education.
According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.
The Mill Neck Foundation awards grants to organizations striving to improve the lives of Deaf people worldwide. MNI trains organizations how to plan, manage and evaluate a project from beginning to end, from the initial request for funding until the final evaluation of their programming.
Deaf Argentine children learn to read through Argentinean Sign Language video books, with similar opportunities in Paraguay and Uruguay.
Find videos with ASL literature for children, including songs and rhymes, stories, and poetry in American Sign Language.
The book as a whole explains technology for students with disabilities in general. Chapter 4 focuses on assistive learning technologies with deaf students.
Provides publications, website links, PowerPoint slides, and other resources on assistive technologies for deaf-blind children.
Guides teachers in deciding among options for assistive technology for deaf students in the classroom.
Guides governments in improving policies and services to provide assistive technology in education to children with disabilities.
Many websites offer basic information on cochlear implants. Some are for families, others are for deaf adults. Browse these web links.
Explains basic information on hearing loss and why some of the ideas you might have about hearing loss may be wrong.
Learn the best practices for teaching literacy skills, or math and science, to deaf and hard of hearing students.
Summarizes research about early intervention services with deaf children and explains the best practices for helping them learn language.
The study examines whether a bilingual English/ASL education helps Deaf students learn and do well in school.
Business can empower. One U.S. business provides sign interpreters and captions–and also does outreach and empowerment for Deaf people.
In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Trainers can use this manual to teach a capacity building training program for non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Explains what is capacity building and how it can help an organization grow and succeed.
Overview of the sign languages in the Caribbean region. Summarizes the influence of foreign sign languages. Mentions documentation.
Describes two case studies of assistive technology in education in Bangladesh and Tanzania and guides governments in how to help.
Two Deaf leaders from Vietnam, Huong and Linh, share what they know with two CBM staff members, Elizabeth Lockwood and Sian Tesni.
Learn about child development in mainstream school and how this impacts language and academic skills for Deaf students.
Learn long-term strategies to improve participation and outcomes for children with disabilities in child development programs.
How teachers can choose what assistive technology to use with deaf students who have additional disabilities.
Advice for teachers on communicating with Deaf students, either directly or with the assistance of a sign interpreter.
First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.
How do you create and fund Deaf organizations? Two tool kits for disability rights advocates, including Deaf people, can help you learn how.
The CRPD Advocacy Toolkit summarizes the CRPD and explains why it matters. The first section might help trainers explain the CRPD to others.
Find comparative data on CRPD implementation. The Zero Project works wth partner organizations to gather data from more than 100 countries.
Read the story of Deaf student Kent Schaefer and his experiences with Deaf accessibility at the University of Alabama in the United States.
Learn the situation of Deaf and disabled women around the world. And read some ideas for how women with disabilities can change society.
Explains Deaf awareness and what “hearing privilege” is. Also provides examples of Deaf empowerment in U.S. church communities.
Learn strategies for how teachers can meet the needs of deaf children in a mainstream early childhood program.
The author argues that the most important thing is that Deaf children need Deaf adults as role models and as professionals working with them.
The author explains why deaf children need early visual language and recommends using both signed and spoken language.
Deaf children feel a connection with the deaf character in El Deafo. The novel is an autobiography by deaf author Cece Bell.
Twenty-four researchers studied Deaf communities and signed languages in five continents. They explain the history of the signed languages.
Deaf communities in Bangalore are separate from each other based on education, training, and sign language skills. Research and analysis.
Provides an overview of Deaf communities in Southern Asia. Focuses on India and Nepal. Summarizes experiences in urban and rural areas.
A project in Namibia built local capacity in Deaf education and Namibian Sign Language. As a result, the Deaf community empowered itself.
The authors summarize the history of deaf education in Zimbabwe and study the attitudes of teacher trainees toward sign language.
Projects in different countries helped people with disabilities, including Deaf entrepreneurs, get jobs and escape poverty.
Deaf Ethiopian youth experience many challenges. But they also have opportunities for advocacy, education, and empowerment.
Learn how people with different disabilities cooperated to establish a national cross-disability council in Myanmar, including deaf people.
How can researchers use deaf indigenous epistemology as analytical tool for learning about diverse deaf people within the deaf community?
Watch Joshua Josa, a Deaf man, explain how he started his career in the international development field. In ASL with English captions.
Learn about a university program in the United States that teaches professionals about Deaf international development.
A panel of Deaf professionals in the international development field share their insights about deaf leadership in international development.
This study analyzes the experiences of four Deaf learners in Malaysia primary schools and two Deaf adults who have finished school.
Deaf Libyan voters use a sign language dictionary on elections and politics to empower themselves. Available in a video, phone app, or PDF.
Summarizes literature about Deaf people in Haiti. Explains the situation of Deaf people during natural disasters. Makes recommendations.
Comics can help organizations raise deaf awareness or advocate in the local community. This guide will help you learn how to create comics.
Deaf and deafblind trainers can use this toolkit to teach other deaf and deafblind people how to advocate for their right to a sign language interpreter.
The author explains the history of the Deaf social movement in U.S. society and how the movement expressed its ideas and empowered itself.
A review of 21 studies found that students experience challenges during deaf student interactions with hearing students.
Some teachers now view deaf students as a linguistic and cultural minority. They use a bilingual approach to teaching deaf children.
Deaf students’ opinions on inclusive education in Northern Ireland and Sweden reveal that they are happier when schools use sign language.
The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for basic and applied research related to Deaf people.
What do you learn when you compare Deaf US versus Deaf UK? Author visits United States and recommends changes in the United Kingdom.
A project in Argentina helps Deaf women making health and motherhood decisions through videos and workshops in Argentinean sign language.
If a development professional or researcher is Deaf, how does this impact their relationship with Deaf communities in developing countries?
Is it “deaf-same” or “deaf-different”? Read experience of Deaf trainers providing leadership training to Deaf people in Nigeria, Ghana.
This article describes research about deafness and communication skills in Mongolia and Nepal. It tells the stories of deaf children growing.
Deafness & Education International is a peer-reviewed journal for educators involved with the education of young deaf students.
Deafway, a UK-based organization, works with Deaf communities in the UK, Uganda, and Nepal. They value Deaf culture and signed languages.
Does development empower Deaf people in Namibia? Researchers interviewed people to answer this question. With caveats, the answer is yes.
This article describes a study about diagnosing deaf infants in a community-based immunology clinic in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lesson learned? Ask people want they want and need. Imagine how excited your home community will be knowing that they are collecting goods which will be appreciated and used to make a real difference in people’s lives. Don’t send “Nana gifts.” Ask first.
The author of this article explains how early intervention services can support families in learning sign language.
Different experts explain early intervention with deaf babies, toddlers, and their families, for the professionals who work with them.
Este artigo é sobre educação bilingue para surdos na província de Huíla-Lubango-Angola. (Em portuguesa e Língua de sinais de Angola)
Explains for parents in the United States what education options for deaf children are available. Has some relevance for other countries too.
Provides guidance for enabling Deaf students to succeed in university, with explanation of different technologies that can help.
How an international organization encouraged Deaf people in Guinea, Georgia, and the Dominican Republic to participate in elections.
The authors of this article say that most codes of ethics for researchers do not address ethical issues for research with Deaf communities.
Family-centered education helped two families in New Mexico, USA, support the education of their Deaf children.
Both Deaf and hearing people in Honduras are reading comic strips to learn about corruption in Honduras and how to stop it.
These resources can help people with finding deaf characters in children’s literature. The books are for readers aged 8 to 18.
These web pages will help you find organizations of, and for, DeafBlind people around the world. Most major regions are covered.
Learn advice for finding local Deaf organizations in the country you want by starting at the top with international organizations.
How will your project survive after the current grant funds run out? Here are 5 ideas for creating your grant’s sustainability plan.
Educators, parents, and policy makers can visit this website to learn the best way to teach and raise Deaf children.
The website, Raising Deaf Kids, is for parents of deaf children. Learn how to communicate with your child and how they will grow.
Free academic literature on disability in education available at Disability and Equity in Education Commons. Includes articles on deafness.
This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.
Governments can engage Deaf citizens who sign by using sign language interpreters in all public government information and communications.
Guidance for doctors and other professionals advising parents on how to help their deaf or hard of hearing child learn language.
You are starting your career, and you need guidance for new teachers of young deaf students. This guide is a start.
This manual provides guidance for policy makers on developing policy that will help ensure disability-inclusive ICT in education.
How policy makers can make the school system in their country more inclusive of students with disabilities.
Six guides on classroom interpreting for deaf students can guide interpreters, administrators, and others in helping them access language.
I looked at the seven statues of St. John on the shelf and asked them all for help. I had made it clear earlier that this money was theirs to spend as they wanted, so I had to shut up and be disappointed seeing them buy paper goods that would be used once and tossed away…for what?
Read the evidence: Why health professionals should advise parents to use sign language with their deaf children–even with cochlear implants.
Explains why hearing aids are not perfect. They help some people some of the time, but hearing aids also are limited.
How can teachers help a deaf student understand what is happening in the classroom? This article provides general advice.
Learn how a university can help deaf or hard of hearing students succeed and pursue a university degree in the same school with hearing students.
Explains how one library in the United States provides services to people with disabilities with examples of technology that can help.
When a child is born deaf, decisions can be overwhelming. The authors give guidance on how pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies.
Not all fluent signers are good sign language interpreters. Learn how your country can certify sign language interpreters.
Learn how individual people and organizations can change society and change laws for Deaf people and people with disabilities.
Rupmani Chhetri is the first Deaf woman from India to become an international UN volunteer. Read her story about her work in Ukraine.
Learn ideas for “icebreaker” activities. These are activities that will help a new group learn about each other and work well together.
On identifying hearing loss in newborn babies, why this is still not happening in many developing countries, and how to solve this.
Watch teachers and parents explain why they believe it is important for deaf children to learn sign language. Vea a los maestros y padres explicar por qué creen que es importante que los niños sordos aprendan el lenguaje de señas.
Deaf schools in Russia and the United States collaborate in a project improving literacy through software and sign language.
Review the research on including Deaf children in early childhood education programs and the recommendations for program administrators.
Learn strategies to make schools and classrooms more disability inclusive, with inclusion for Deaf and hard of hearing students too.
Provides information on deafness for parents, including how to raise Deaf children who are young, or school aged, or almost adults.
The authors contributing to this anthology explore the role of deaf scholars in the field of Deaf Studies.
Learn about different international human rights laws that advocates and policy makers can use to protect the rights of Deaf children.
Is the “Deaf” experience universal? How do Deaf people from different countries relate? The authors analyze experiences in Ghana and India.
The International Journal of Inclusive Education provides 20 years of peer-reviewed journal articles on inclusive education.
What language should schools use when teaching deaf students? The authors summarize the research about language policy in deaf education.
Research on Deaf children says that learning sign language early improves language skills and literacy. This summarizes 20 years of research.
Families in Austria are learning sign language together. Bilingual teachers play games and songs in German and Austrian Sign Language.
Comparing literacy skills among four groups of children in four countries helps conclude that learning signs early helps deaf children read.
A Deaf American lawyer, Michael Steven Stein, describes his attempts to improve access to legal knowledge for Deaf Chileans.
Learn how to write laws that enable people with disabilities, including Deaf and hard of hearing people, to compete for employment.
Typically when you travel to another country with different norms than yours, you learn lessons the hard way.
Clarissa from Macau talks about a problem we see worldwide – deaf people not having the chance to lead.
This digital library of resources for deaf-blind children provides an extensive collection helpful for teachers, parents, and others.
A three-year project from 2017 to 2020 is using Jamaican Sign Language to improve literacy skills for Deaf Jamaican students.
Frank Musukwa explains how Deaf organizations in Zambia advocated with local universities to ask them to enroll Deaf law students.
How will your organization survive 5, 10, 20 years from now? This guide can help develop your long-term organizational sustainability plan.
A university in France experimented with how to use technology to make classroom lectures accessible for Deaf students and hard of hearing students.
A project in Ontario, Canada, helped public schools make classrooms accessible for Deaf students and hard of hearing students.
Learn different ways for making content accessible for deaf learners or for students with other kinds of disabilities.
Use this manual to train women leaders with disabilities, including women who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind.
This manual on sign language work explains strategies for doing successful sign language work and some of the issues to think about.
The Mask of Benevolence analyzes how medical, education, and other professionals often harm Deaf people even when they’re trying to help
Mexico has many laws important for Deaf people and people with disabilities. Learn more about Mexico laws for Deaf people.
Deaf organizations around the world including MNI partner organizations celebrate the International Week of the Deaf!
MNI works with CHAVITA, the Tanzania Association of the Deaf. CHAVITA is training Deaf people in advocating with local government.
MNI staff works with the Nawalparasi Association of the Deaf in Nepal, South Asia, to observe and assist with their empowerment training workshop.
Monitoring and evaluation may help your organization be more sustainable. Learn how to monitor and evaluate for sustainability.
New technology helps teachers and parents develop their own Morocco Sign Language-supported educational materials.
Teachers can use different types of multimedia materials for deaf students to make content accessible for them.
In one coffee shop, Deaf Jamaicans sell coffee to hearing people–and also help them learn how to communicate with Deaf people.
The author says sometimes researchers confront nontraditional ethical issues in research on assistive technology in a developing country.
Some universities use online education to train new teachers in deaf education. The article shares the experience of one such program in United States.
Several authors in the 1990s wrote a series of opinion pieces that oppose placing all Deaf students in an “inclusive education” environment.
This organization is for professionals who develop, manage, and coordinate bilingual early childhood programs using ASL and English.
A project in the United Kingdom helped Deaf and disabled people’s organizations show donors they are valuable.
This study looks at different ways that U.S. educators assess the skills of deaf and hard of hearing students.
The president of the Philippines Federation of the Deaf explains the process for passing the Filipino Sign Language Act.
Deaf adults in India, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, and Nepal use peer tutoring to improve literacy skills among Deaf children and adults.
A project in Pakistan is helping teachers and parents learn Pakistan Sign Language for Deaf children in primary school.
One initiative helped service providers learn basic Kenyan Sign Language to communicate with Deaf women experiencing gender-based violence.
A study in the Netherlands analyzed the reading skills of Deaf children who sign. Children with better signing skills had better reading skills.
Experienced researchers share insights and experiences about the best way to do research in deaf education.
The research on cognitive development in Deaf children says that their development is average regardless of their language skills.
This resource collection on educating deaf children has materials for teachers and other professionals who work with deaf children.
The linked web page provides an extensive collection of online resources on how to teach students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
This listing of resources on assistive technology for children with disabilities is a good starting point for finding many materials.
If you are teaching your first deaf student–or your second or third–you will find this self-paced tutorial on teaching deaf students helpful.
Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!
Ayanda Ntukwana at Sign Language Education and Development (SLED) shares her experience in Deaf education in South Africa.
In Kenya, sign language is no longer just for Deaf children. They are trying sign language for everyone in 470 schools across the country.
Watch teachers using sign language in an early childhood education program with young deaf and hard of hearing children. Observe a los maestros que usan lenguaje de señas en un programa de educación infantil con niños pequeños sordos
Colin Allen, president of the World Federation of the Deaf, speaks about the importance of sign language in Deaf education.
Sign language TV news in Mozambique is available for deaf people in the country. The channel TV Surdo Mozambique broadcasts weekly.
The author of this article says a Deaf child in a mainstream school has more difficulty with social skill development and self confidence.
This article can help teachers with strategies for teaching deaf children literacy skills. Some of the advice may be useful in any country.
Learn strategies for teaching and communicating with Deaf university students in the same classroom with hearing students.
What can cause stress among teachers of deaf students? Researchers answer this question and discuss how to support teachers.
Susana Stiglich, who is now a university professor and consultant in Peru, shares her life story as a Deaf woman.
How will your project survive after the first grant funds end? What is your sustainability plan? Funders will want to know. Here are ideas.
International development professionals often ask, how do we make a more sustainable development plan? Author Mary Ruckelshaus has an answer.
The author researches teacher attitudes toward deaf students in the United States, with a literature review and a teacher survey.
This article explains for teachers how to enable Deaf students to learn the same content at the same pace as hearing classmates.
Deaf students face many challenges in a classroom with hearing peers. But teachers can make simple changes to resolve them.
Watch teachers explain teaching deaf students in mainstream schools in the United States and holding them to high standards.
This manual can help teachers learn about teaching a deaf child in a mainstream school. The author is Deaf and was in mainstream schools.
This article explains what strategies were most successful in teaching deaf dancers how to dance, including visual demonstration.
What are the experiences of educators teaching deaf students with additional disabilities? How should training for teachers improve?
Learn about teaching deaf voters, voters with other disabilities, and other voters about their right to vote. Messages need to be accessible.
The author analyzes strategies that teachers use for teaching foreign language to Deaf students in France, focusing on English teachers.
Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.
A pilot study tested techniques for teaching speech to deaf children in Kenya. Researchers trained teachers and parents at four schools.
Summarizes basic teaching strategies for a deaf student and a few of the assistive technologies that some students might use.
Learn about different kinds of technology and communication options for deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages.
Explains different types of hearing loss and different types of technology for Deaf and hard of hearing university students.
In the United Kingdom, expert teachers of deaf students have tried experimental technology for supervising trainee teachers.
Educators in Greece developed technology for teaching Greek Sign Language to deaf students in early primary school.
The Disability Data Portal shares data and statistics related to people with disabilities. These measure 16 indicators in 40 countries.
In high-income countries, where they can diagnose deafness and give cochlear implants during infancy, is it time to rethink old advice?
Teachers use touch as a teaching strategy for deafblind children with additional disabilities. Which strategies work best?
Disabled people (and Deaf people) can use this manual for training colleagues at your organization on disability human rights
One U.S. program improved training for interveners with DeafBlind students. A teacher and intervener work together in the classroom.
Talks about different concepts of culture and how these apply to deaf communities. He suggests we speak of a new concept called “deafhood”.
Deaf people in an isolated village in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) have developed their own unique sign language.
How can you use the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to protect Deaf African rights? This book chapter explains.
Guidance for university professors and other teachers on using a sign language interpreter in the classroom with deaf students.
This article shares the experience of using deaf-friendly technology at school in two different places in the United States.
This handbook can help teachers use projects to teach language to Deaf students. It is written by a teacher from Botswana, Neo Tshani Mafunye, who participated in a Fulbright exchange program in the U.S.
This study examines how a smartphone application can help signing deaf people communicate with people who don’t sign.
This video on deaf and hard of hearing students describes some of the challenges that they experience in school and how teachers can help.
This article describes a project in which Vietnamese Deaf children learn through sign language. Parents and teachers learn sign language.
Watch children aged 3 to 5 use American Sign Language with adults at home and with other Deaf children in preschool.
Links to websites that have many resources for educators teaching one or more children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Watch a former President tell about his experience working with a volunteer that ended in a conflict.
Provides an overview of deafness in international development, and explains some of the organizations working with Deaf communities globally.
What school is best for your child? There are different kinds of schools where Deaf and hard of hearing children can go.
The authors of this article argue that policies should promote sign language for all Deaf children, with or without cochlear implants.