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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.
Deaf people in São Tomé and Príncipe are now creating a sign language of their own. Researchers are anaylzing their emerging language.
Fifteen years of research confirms that Deaf people experience more accessibility barriers in healthcare. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Are your meetings and documents accessible for everyone? This manual can help you ensure that everyone can participate fully.
This study evaluates accessible support services and teaching methods used with Deaf students enrolled in a college in Manila, Philippines.
A technology service in Japan provides accessible emergency broadcast information for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Deaf people and blind people in Israel can use a phone app, GalaPro, to enjoy accessible live shows and movies with captions & amplification.
D-PAN’s mission is to provide accessible news and information for the U.S. Deaf and Hard of hearing community in American Sign Language (ASL)
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.
Are programs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) disability-inclusive? The United Nations reviews data, policies, programs.
Action on Disability and Development (ADD) partners with disability rights advocacy organizations in Africa and Asia.
Learn how to advocate with television, newspapers, and other media to raise Deaf awareness through the media.
The Solar Ear company helped bring affordable hearing aids to more than 60 countries. The aids cost $100 US dollars and use solar energy.
Explains how Deaf education language policies impact the situation among West African sign languages. Case studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Mali.
People use the African Sign Languages Portal to find research, dictionaries, and more about African sign languages.
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 winner of the Miss & Mister Deaf International competition becomes Ambassador of the Deaf community who meets with important leaders.
The Asia-Pacfic Development Center on Disability (APCD) provides leadership training in the Asia-Pacifc region, including for Deaf people.
A new, free online app for learning South African Sign Language called FingerTalk launched in 2015 with a dictionary and interactive quizzes.
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.
The Asian SignBank (an Asia signs database) can help sign linguistics researchers, people teaching or learning sign language, and others.
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.
New assistive technology in Germany helps deaf and hard of hearing students in university. A mobile phone app helps them understand lectures.
Learn about the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in the Gaza strip. Provides health care, social services, education, & work opportunities.
Learn basic information about deafness and hearing loss. For people new to deafness, including parents, teachers, and other professionals.
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.
Explains basic information on monitoring & evaluation and guides you through process of evaluating a project with people with disabilities.
A basic introduction to what makes Deaf culture a culture. Primarily focuses on U.S. Deaf community for students of American Sign Language.
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.
The KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society provides services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision or deafblind.
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.
CBM is a global disability organization. Partners with organizations in low-income countries. Promotes disability rights and inclusion.
Authors share lessons learned in using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with Deaf American Sign Language users in New York.
Learn about and celebrate deaf people and their achievements, both throughout history and also today. Focuses on Americans.
Learn about the situation of Central African Republic Deaf people in education and employment. The six-minute video has captions in English.
Learn about child development in mainstream school and how this impacts language and academic skills for Deaf students.
If your project helps children, they can help decide its goals and assess progress. Learn how to have children helping monitor and evaluate.
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.
A deaf audiology student process of turning on a cochlear implant for the first time. She also shares her own cochlear implant experience.
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The Washington Group on Disability Statistics has standard questions, strategies for collecting disability data. Their website has guidance.
In Colombia, deaf people can use free sign language interpreters via the Colombia video relay service to help with phone calls.
Online comic strip, “That Deaf Guy”, shows humorous events in the life of an ordinary deaf man and his family.
How do you communicate with your new deaf client at your service agency? This toolkit provides guidance for counselors and professionals.
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 author says that teachers & students in mixed method research will improve if they begin with critical self-reflection about assumptions.
The CRPD Advocacy Toolkit summarizes the CRPD and explains why it matters. The first section might help trainers explain the CRPD to others.
“CRPD at a Glance for Deaf People” explains the deaf-focused parts of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Explains parts of the CRPD that mention deaf people or sign language. May be useful as an introduction to the CRPD for deaf people.
This CRPD handbook provides detailed analysis of all 50 articles in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
This guidance document explains how disability rights organizations, and Deaf organizations, can collaborate to write CRPD shadow reports.
Trainers can use this CRPD training manual to teach others about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
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.
What are the experiences of deaf adult role models? And how do these experiences impact them? Five focus groups help answer these questions.
Three strong Deaf African women leaders have a message they want to share with other Deaf women around the world! From Ghana and Togo.
Do deaf Albanians have opportunity to access information, education, employment, or public services? A survey helps answer these questions.
Explains why deaf and disabled people rarely appear in the media and why that should change. Provides recommendations on how to change it.
Deaf and disabled people in Bolivia experience human rights crimes. A team did a project to learn more about their experiences and the laws.
Learn the situation of Deaf and disabled women around the world. And read some ideas for how women with disabilities can change society.
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) organizes the international Deaflympics & other events for deaf athletes globally.
Watch these two videos to see many deaf Australians in different jobs. For example, they include a dental nurse, a teacher, a chef and more.
The local deaf community promotes deaf awareness and empowerment in Rwanda, Africa. They want national recognition of Rwanda Sign Language.
In Canada, the government helps raise awareness about people with disabilities, including raising deaf awareness for Canadian media.
Explains Deaf awareness and what “hearing privilege” is. Also provides examples of Deaf empowerment in U.S. church communities.
Deaf Blind International is a membership organization focused on people who are deafblind, their families, and their service providers.
Deaf Child Worldwide provides advice, resources, and training for organizations working with deaf children in developing countries.
Many deaf children experience language deprivation. Article summarizes the situation around the world, but with an emphasis on the U.S.
Learn strategies for how teachers can meet the needs of deaf children in a mainstream early childhood program.
As a result of a project teaching sign language, some teachers and parents communicate better with deaf children in the country of Georgia.
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.
Author explains research on sign language for deaf children. Says all deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants.
Deaf children feel a connection with the deaf character in El Deafo. The novel is an autobiography by deaf author Cece Bell.
Researchers listen to teachers of deaf children with additional disabilities. How can teacher training programs and schools improve?
A series of videos in Chilean Sign Language and Spanish captions is helping Deaf Chilean women learn HIV/AIDS information.
This publication guides UK lawyers (advocates) in helping deaf witnesses and defendants communicate well in court.
Deaf communities have evolved a flexible language, “international sign”, which allows them to improvise communication.
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.
A deaf couple in Senegal own a pottery business in which they create and sell pottery from their home. They were childhood sweethearts.
The Deaf Development Program in Cambodia works to empower deaf people in education, language, employment, and community.
The authors summarize the history of deaf education in Zimbabwe and study the attitudes of teacher trainees toward sign language.
Learn about 17 Deaf politicians around the world. Most are members of parliament, a couple are city mayors. All use sign language.
The Deaf Enabled Foundation in India promotes equal access for Deaf people in every area of life. Works to empower deaf youth, women.
Projects in different countries helped people with disabilities, including Deaf entrepreneurs, get jobs and escape poverty.
Watch three interviews about deaf equality in Gaza City. The people in the video are at the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children.
Deaf Ethiopian youth experience many challenges. But they also have opportunities for advocacy, education, and empowerment.
Visions Global Empowerment is working with local deaf leaders to promote deaf education and vocational training for Deaf Ethiopians.
One bank in the country Bahrain is now a deaf-friendly bank. Staff at the Al Baraka Islamic Bank have learned a little Bahraini Sign Language.
The Deaf History International association connects people interested in Deaf history globally. Studies, preserves, disseminates Deaf history.
Based on a survey of deaf organizations in 93 countries, this report summarizes the deaf human rights situation globally.
Explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), re, Deaf human rights.
Slavery never ended: today, we call it human trafficking. Author explains why deaf women human trafficking victims are often targets.
Does the strength of Deaf identity increase Deaf people’s use of empowerment as a response to discrimination? Doctoral thesis.
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.
One organization in Kenya, Federation of Deaf Women Empowerment Network in Kenya, is working to improve Deaf Kenyan women’s rights.
DLAW provides deaf law student scholarships and training for deaf leaders. New deaf lawyers can advocate for deaf human rights and CRPD implementation.
Advocates around the world are fighting for Deaf rights–and some are lawyers. Two Deaf law students tell their stories.
Deaf Leaders Foundation in India mainstreams deaf people into society. They also promote deaf human rights, empowerment, and employment.
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.
Authors believe screening programs should diagnose deaf Nigerian children earlier. They also want more research on Nigerian sign language.
Poor healthcare, sometimes resulting in death. No education and no jobs. These are some challenges shared in common among Deaf Nigerians.
The Deaf Outreach Program (DEAFOP) Kenya mainstreams Deaf and disability issues in social, cultural, economic, and political development.
In Germany, the law requires health insurance to pay for sign language interpreters for deaf patients. But, do deaf patients in Germany know?
Deaf patients in the UK confront ignorance and accessibility barriers when they seek healthcare. Older Deaf people experience isolation.
They are the first to have HIV, but the last to know about it: Learn about the situation of Deaf people and HIV/AIDS in Zambia.
A small but growing number of deaf people are healthcare professionals. Read a story about one deaf nursing student in the United States.
A team of five authors explain what deaf people working as interpreters are, what kind of work they do, in what situations they work, etc.
Summarizes literature about Deaf people in Haiti. Explains the situation of Deaf people during natural disasters. Makes recommendations.
Analysis of rights under Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); examples of how deaf people experience discrimination.
Deaf people in developing countries experience more challenges than in high-income countries. Author Barbara Earth summarizes the literature.
Can Deaf people access good healthcare without sign language? The authors analyze a case study and respond “no”. Discusses international law.
Watch as six deaf people in Mumbai, India, South Asia use many strategies to communicate with hearing people. One of the six is deafblind.
Summarizes the situation of Deaf people in the Sub-Saharan African region, highlighting both the many challenges and the signs of progress.
What kind of life experiences do deaf people have in Uganda? Also, how do they identify? A qualitative study attempts to answer.
What are U.S. Deaf people’s technology preferences? What do they use most? And what’s accessible? Researchers conducted a national survey.
Learn more about the Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) and their deaf programs in Pakistan. Education, employment, etc.
In one Deaf restaurant in the Gaza strip, people can use sign language to order their meals. At Atfaluna restaurant, most staff are deaf.
Comics can help organizations raise deaf awareness or advocate in the local community. This guide will help you learn how to create comics.
Watch an interview with Hee-Kyung Cho “Choy” about the situation of deaf rights in South Korea in the year 2009.
Watch videos of every session of a conference on the role of Deaf scholars in Deaf studies. The conference was in June 2017.
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.
How does architecture affect deaf & hearing student interaction? What makes a place “Deaf Space”? Author used Participatory Research.
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.
Guides educators, others in how to help deaf or disabled students learn to read. Explains principles of universal design for learning (UDL).
Deaf students want teachers to communicate in sign language and to teach them well. Watch them explain how in this 5-minute video.
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.
In 2014, the TV show Unreported World produced a special episode about deaf Ugandans learning sign language for the first time.
The Deaf Unit in Cairo, Egypt teaches deaf primary school students. They also teache sign language to parents, families, and communities.
What do you learn when you compare Deaf US versus Deaf UK? Author visits United States and recommends changes in the United Kingdom.
Women with disabilities worldwide are using business to lift themselves out of poverty. One is Susan, a Deaf woman entrepreneur in Zambia.
A project in South Africa empowers Deaf and hearing women to become self employed. It provides training in business management, and more.
Author Lydia Callis explains why people should celebrate Deaf women in U.S. history. She provides examples of how Deaf women impact history.
Deaf women leaders are active in Ghana. And they are helping other deaf women learn to be leaders too. Watch interview of two leaders.
A project in Argentina helps Deaf women making health and motherhood decisions through videos and workshops in Argentinean sign language.
Deaf Women United provides resources to connect U.S. Deaf women to empowerment through advocacy, education, and outreach.
Summarizes what the literature says about deaf women’s rights and health around the world. Available in International Sign video.
Learn how to make deaf-accessible films and festivals. A filmmaker, Maya Washington, shares lessons she learned screening a film globally.
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 global report explains the situation of deafblind people in relation to the CRPD and SDGs (human rights and international development.)
DeafKidz International promotes rights, self advocacy, & job skills of deaf children. Also promotes access to technology & child health care.
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.
This report summarizes the exchange of knowledge at the Deafnet Africa Conference in 2016. Deaf education, human rights, etc.
DeafNET exchanges, disseminates knowledge to empower deaf people in Africa, especially South Africa. Education, development, training, etc
Deafway, a UK-based organization, works with Deaf communities in the UK, Uganda, and Nepal. They value Deaf culture and signed languages.
Learn to develop a sustainability plan that addresses three types of “sustainability”: financial, institutional/organizational, programmatic.
The CBM Advocacy Toolkit can guide users in developing an advocacy plan. This can help your organization plan how to advocate for change.
Is your international development program as disability inclusive as it should? Take a “Disability-Inclusive Development 101” class online.
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.
Teachers & others speak and sign simultaneously. But research confirms: deaf and hearing people receive different messages from “SimCom”.
These posters explains the history of 45 people with disabilities, including deaf role models, who achieved something important.
Guides trainers in providing training program on disability inclusion in the media. Deaf, disability and media collaboration is essential.
They no longer operates as an organization. But some advocates say their website is a useful disability rights archive of ideas and toolkits.
Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) helps disability organizations learn to watch (monitor) the disability rights situation.
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Learn from the example of a flood-prone region of Bangladesh that has successfully implemented disability-inclusive disaster planning.
This learning module teaches users about disability-inclusive education in Africa and how to improve education for children with disabilities.
Learn how to create disability-inclusive, Deaf-inclusive communications that is accessible and respectful and reaches everyone.
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.
Explains research on emergency communication access for deaf & hard of hearing people in both large-scale disasters & individual emergencies.
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.
First, his Deaf Center taught sign language to deaf people. Next, the government established a deaf school. Read how it was done.
The authors of this article say that most codes of ethics for researchers do not address ethical issues for research with Deaf communities.
An Ethiopian project is helping Deaf women gain empowerment. The women are starting their own businesses and becoming leaders.
The International Labour Organization shares the stories of five Ethiopian deaf women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs with other disabilities.
Author George Taylor researched the needs of ethnic minority deaf people in London, United Kingdom. Has recommendations for empowerment.
European Union of the Deaf (EUD) Position Paper describes International Sign and explains their position on national & intl sign languages.
What can we learn when we evaluate projects again years later? How can this help us improve other projects we do? And how to do it?
What is deafness? What causes it? How does it impact people? What can help? This fact sheet on deafness from WHO addresses these questions.
Faith’s story didn’t have to include her baby having HIV. But because of discrimination against Deaf people, it does. Read her story.
Parents and families of deaf children can transform lives and communities. This manual explains how to help them do that, with case studies.
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.
Explains how an organization can develop a financial sustainability plan. Helps with brainstorming ideas for raising money, other resources.
The Deaf Read website can help you find many deaf blogs and vlogs, sharing stories by deaf people in different countries.
These resources can help people with finding deaf characters in children’s literature. The books are for readers aged 8 to 18.
If you want to make new deaf friends in every country you visit, watch this video: Deafintely Wanderlust explains finding deaf people abroad
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.
Guidance for finding local disability organizations. Some cross-disability organizations are inclusive of deaf people, others are learning.
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.
Expert international volunteer worker Kirk Van Gilder talks about the importance of fostering local sign language and leadership rather than imposing your own sign language.
Learn about a documentary on four deaf entertainers in the United States and their attempts to break into mainstream entertainment.
Free academic literature on disability in education available at Disability and Equity in Education Commons. Includes articles on deafness.
Frontrunners trains young deaf leaders from different countries. Based in Denmark, it is a one-year training program.
Describes examples of programs that successfully reduced gender-based violence against deaf or disabled women. Best-practice stories.
Countries in the Asian Pacific region have set goals for improving deaf and disability rights in Asia. The Incheon Strategy explains them.
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.
Habel Ouma, Deaf rights advocate in Kenya, promotes deaf education & employment, justice for gender-based violence, & sign interpreting.
The first known description of the Haiti Deaf community and sign language, in collaboration between Deaf Haitians and American linguists.
The International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP) promotes inclusion & rights for hard of hearing youth around the world.
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?
This report explores the question of health for UK deaf people 2010 and 2011. Do barriers to healthcare lead to poorer health?
Read the evidence: Why health professionals should advise parents to use sign language with their deaf children–even with cochlear implants.
This handbook guides healthcare professionals in working with deaf patients, or with deafblind patients. Includes case studies.
Explains why hearing aids are not perfect. They help some people some of the time, but hearing aids also are limited.
In one school in Zimbabwe, Africa, hearing students and deaf students didn’t interact. But one day, that changed–hearing and deaf kids connected.
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.
In Austria, technology helps deaf people access information. A software system uses a digital avatar to translate content to sign language.
How can hotels be more friendly to Deaf guests? A training session helped professionals learn, a national conference helped them practice.
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.
Provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on how to develop a sustainability plan for an organization. A team can work on this together.
Explains international laws, national laws in Canada, and provincial laws in Ontario, Canada that affects human rights for deaf people.
Summarizes the human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities and the challenges they face in developing countries.
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) works with people with disabilities in about 60 countries. The organization also sometimes works with Deaf people.
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.
Inter-American Institute on Disability & Inclusive Development (IIDI) and project META promote disability inclusion in inter-American region.
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 Lengua de Señas.
How can researchers and organizations improve collaboration with Deaf communities in developing countries? Best practice and learned lessons.
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.
The authors discuss the situation of India sign language rights in international and domestic laws and in deaf education.
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.
Two international conferences of Deaf Muslims took place in 2013 and 2016. The third was to be in late 2019.
International Deaf Emergency, Inc., (IDE) provides pre-disaster preparation, rescue & relief, and post-disaster reconstruction and recovery.
A team of researchers share what they learned from researching issues related to international deaf mobility, including travel and sign.
International Disability Alliance (IDA) unifies eight global and six regional networks, including World Federation of the Deaf and others.
The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is a consortium of organizations that promote disability-inclusive development.
Learn about different international human rights laws that advocates and policy makers can use to protect the rights of Deaf children.
Dr. Kirk VanGilder explains many points about how we are walking on holy ground when entering Deaf communities in another country.
Norma discusses considerations entering a community overseas as a Deaf woman, as a Deaf person and then when there, how to work well with people you are there to assist.
One U.S. program improved training for interveners with DeafBlind students. A teacher and intervener work together in the classroom.
Is the “Deaf” experience universal? How do Deaf people from different countries relate? The authors analyze experiences in Ghana and India.
You need the ambulance or police. How do you call for help? Deaf people in Jordan use a video emergency line to communicate in sign language.
The International Journal of Inclusive Education provides 20 years of peer-reviewed journal articles on inclusive education.
A deaf journalist in Nigeria, Julius Shemang, advocates for better disability rights laws, media coverage of disability, and deaf awareness.
Watch a series of interviews with Kenyan deaf professionals. These include a school teacher, a university professor, a dancer, and many more.
Watch as the Deaf community of the remote Republic of Kiribati celebrate Kiribati Sign Language Awareness Week in 2016.
The author argues that signing Deaf communities need language justice: in other words, they need protection for their sign language rights.
What language should schools use when teaching deaf students? The authors summarize the research about language policy in deaf education.
What does it mean to be a proud Latina woman in Kenya–a country that does not recognize your identity? Watch Norma Moran’s story.
What can interpreters learn from deaf leaders’ use of sign language interpreters? Researchers interviewed 14 deaf leaders in 7 countries
This training manual can help deaf and disabled people learn to advocate for better lives for themselves and others. Teaches human rights.
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.
Some advocates believe legal recognition of sign language protects sign language rights. But are they correct? Various authors discuss.
The authors argue that state constitutions should protect a legal right to language for deaf children. Analyzes U.S. and international law.
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.
Caribbean Deaf News interviews with Lisa Ramansar from Trinidad. She grew up without sign language then learned to sign as an adult.
Research listening to Deaf children and other stakeholders in Burundi found that they are deprived of both education and communication.
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.
Malu, who has taught Chilean Sign Language to Deaf children, describes her experience in the first leadership school for Deaf women in Chile.
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
Media either ignores, or stereotypes, people with disabilities and deaf people. This guide for media reporting on disability can 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.
Mill Neck International works with Nellie Zabel Foundation as they launch their first leadership school for Deaf women in Chile.
How can non-signing researchers include signing Deaf people in their research? Author proposes concept for mobile-based sign language survey.
Money is important for deaf rights and disability rights. Advocates argue that governments should do better in budgeting for inclusion.
Monitoring and evaluation may help your organization be more sustainable. Learn how to monitor and evaluate for sustainability.
Explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) & how to monitor CRPD implementation. Do governments follow CRPD?
This manual guides organizations in monitoring deaf and disability rights in their country. This is a way to document and track problems.
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.
The Islamic Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing works to empower the Muslim Deaf community in Texas, United States.
Meet national and regional youth leaders in Ghana. Two are experienced national leaders, two are newly elected leaders in the Central region.
Learn about the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and its work in the United States. Priorities: interpreting, justice, parents, more.
Deaf children and families living in remote villages in Ghana had never met another deaf person. Robert Sampana transformed their lives.
What policies and accessibility barriers affect New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) community members? Researchers conducted a survey.
In one coffee shop, Deaf Jamaicans sell coffee to hearing people–and also help them learn how to communicate with Deaf people.
The policy, theory, and practice of Nigeria Deaf education, with a focus on secondary education in the country.
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.
Pamela Molina has seen change and progress for Deaf people in Chile. In particular, she sees hope for Deaf women in Chile. Watch her story.
A mother of a deaf girl in Canada believes other parents should learn sign language, too. She believes her whole family is happier with sign.
How do deaf students in Brazil use the Facebook application in mobile phones? How can one develop a participatory design social app for them?
Participatory planning can help projects for deaf communities, or any other community, succeed. Use this tool to learn how.
Learn how to use participatory planning step by step. The expert facilitates while the community decides what problems to solve and how.
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.
In Germany, people who are deaf or blind use phone apps for movie accessibility. This helps them watch the same movies as everyone else.
Learn how to plan a sustainable project, build organizational capacity, manage volunteers, raise funds, and partner with other organizations.
The authors describe issues that cause poor health care for deaf sign language users and propose how public health workers can address them.
How can young adults with disabilities prepare for international careers? Includes quotes from a deaf woman in international development.
A project in Pakistan is helping teachers and parents learn Pakistan Sign Language for Deaf children in primary school.
This guide can help medical care professionals with providing the best care for deaf patients by removing communication barriers.
Quota International empowers women and children around the world. Also people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech difficulties.
A series of public service announcements on U.S. media educate people about workers with disabilities and raising awareness for deaf workers.
Watch as parents share their experiences raising deaf children in Chile. In Spanish and Chilean Sign Language with Spanish captions.
People can now reach the Malta police in text via Facebook Messenger. And they can do this even in emergencies to ask for help.
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.
Many publications can help families, community leaders, teachers, and professionals help deaf children around the world. Deaf Child Worldwide.
A deaf American woman, Rikki Poynter, produces many videos on deaf awareness. Her videos also explain accessibility and closed captioning.
Watch Robert Sampana explain his work as Project Advocacy Officer for the Ghana National Association of the Deaf.
Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) summarizes the situation of Rwanda deaf education in 2013 and has recommendations for improvement.
Explains the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they affect disability rights. Links to more resources about the SDGs.
Use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) to advocate with your government for deaf rights. Learn about the SDGs in International Sign.
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!
One author argues that using sign interpreters as tutors in school can cause confusion among students and teachers.
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.
A program helps with sign language training for parents in the Netherlands and Canada. Parents learn via video interaction and home visits.
Sign language for Sam ended his isolation and his severe language deprivation. A cochlear implant alone was not enough.
A new program teaches sign language to young Haiti professionals. In consequence, they can better communicate with deaf people in Haiti.
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 Lengua 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.
In the opinion of many advocates, sign language rights is the cornerstone of deaf rights. Author explains the history and summarizes research.
Sign language TV news in Mozambique is available for deaf people in the country. The channel TV Surdo Mozambique broadcasts weekly.
Learn what researchers found when they investigated sign languages in Northern Ireland. Similarity to British or Irish Sign Languages varied.
Provides an overview and profile of Deaf communities and sign languages in the western hemisphere in 24 locations in Americas and Caribbean.
The author of this article says a Deaf child in a mainstream school has more difficulty with social skill development and self confidence.
Can the right software help medical communication for deaf patients? Researchers compared using an interpreter, or their software, or both.
The author argues that South African copyright law hurts deaf people. She makes recommendations for how the law can be improved.
A special section of the American Annals of Deafness journal has a series of articles on South African Deaf education and Deaf community.
Watch the six-minute video to learn about the South Korea Association of the Deaf and its history. The video has captions in English.
What is happening with deaf bilingual education in Spain? And what should happen next in Spanish deaf education policy and research?
Sometimes the most powerful way to teach is through a story. End the Cycle of Disability and Poverty site has six stories from deaf people.
Watch the story of Asif, a young Deaf man in Pakistan. Asif and his father explain how attending school and driving a rickshaw help Asif.
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.
What kind of support is best for parents of deaf children? How does interacting with other parents benefit them? Position paper.