How can parents best raise and communicate with a deaf child? And how can the community help? “Helping Children Who Are Deaf” can guide.Continue reading
The European Union (EU) language policy protects deaf people’s right to accessible communication. This can be in sign interpretation.Continue reading
A program helps with sign language training for parents in the Netherlands and Canada. Parents learn via video interaction and home visits.Continue reading
Some advocates believe legal recognition of sign language protects sign language rights. But are they correct? Various authors discuss.Continue reading
The local deaf community promotes deaf awareness and empowerment in Rwanda, Africa. They want national recognition of Rwanda Sign Language.Continue reading
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She thought a cochlear implant meant her son wouldn’t need to sign. But now she has 13 reasons why to sign with your children who are hard of hearing or have a cochlear implant. She tried to push her son to communicate only by speaking, listening, and lip reading. But even with a cochlear implant, it wasn’t enough. Along the way, she learned that not every person with a cochlear implant succeeds with it. Meanwhile, sign language gives children early access to language and communication. Read one experienced Mom’s reasons why to sign with your children.
Author Elizabeth Engelman published this essay at her blog, “On Deafness” in 2016. Her blog is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. But it has some accessibility barriers. For example, some forms and links have labels, but others do not.
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Many publications can help families, community leaders, teachers, and professionals help deaf children around the world. Deaf Child Worldwide.Continue reading
A project is teaching sign language to hearing children in Gaza. As a result, deaf children can more easily integrate with their peers.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading