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Deaf human rights globally: Survey of situation in 93 countries

Based on a survey of deaf organizations in 93 countries, this report summarizes the deaf human rights situation globally.
Cover of the report "Deaf People and Human Rights" by Hilde Haualand and Colin Allen in January 2009.

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We know deaf people experience human rights violations globally. But finding research and data is hard. It is hard to find this data for any one country. Meanwhile, it is harder to find deaf rights research across many countries simultaneously. In response, this report summarizes a survey of deaf organizations in 93 countries. The survey asked about legal recognition of sign language and accessibility. It also asked about access to education, employment, interpreters, and lifelong learning. The report also discusses services and institutions.

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the Swedish National Association of the Deaf (SDR) published this report in 2009. This PDF file is accessible for people using screen reading software. But they may experience minor difficulty. For example, the file has no bookmarks.

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