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European Union language policy: Includes deaf, sign language
The European Union (EU) language policy protects deaf people’s right to accessible communication. This can be in sign interpretation.
Accessible movies in Colombia: Phone app for subtitles or sign language
Deaf people now have accessible movie theaters in Colombia. A phone app enables them to watch movies with either subtitles or sign language.
Togo deaf student signs with hearing classmates, teachers
At a school in Togo, a deaf student can sign with her hearing classmates and teachers. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) taught them sign language.
What is Universal Design for Learning: Introduction
Dr. Christina Yuknis explains what is universal design for learning. This is a short introduction in ASL with English captions.
Disability Rights Promotion International: Monitoring Disability Rights
Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) helps disability organizations learn to watch (monitor) the disability rights situation.
SDGs in International Sign: Sustainable development & deaf rights
Use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) to advocate with your government for deaf rights. Learn about the SDGs in International Sign.
Deafblind People in CRPD and SDGs: Human rights & development
This global report explains the situation of deafblind people in relation to the CRPD and SDGs (human rights and international development.)
Disability rights training manual: Human Rights. YES!
One of the oldest, best known disability rights training manuals is “Human Rights. YES!” Explains disability, deafness as human rights issues.
Sign language for parents in Netherlands and Canada
A program helps with sign language training for parents in the Netherlands and Canada. Parents learn via video interaction and home visits.
International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is a consortium of organizations that promote disability-inclusive development.
Learn to advocate for better lives: Self-advocacy training
This training manual can help deaf and disabled people learn to advocate for better lives for themselves and others. Teaches human rights.
Helping deaf access information: Sign translation by computer
In Austria, technology helps deaf people access information. A software system uses a digital avatar to translate content to sign language.
Deaf and disabled people in Bolivia: Human rights monitoring report
Deaf and disabled people in Bolivia experience human rights crimes. A team did a project to learn more about their experiences and the laws.
CRPD Handbook: Detailed analysis of CRPD and its history
This CRPD handbook provides detailed analysis of all 50 articles in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Reach Malta police via Facebook Messenger: Emergency communication
People can now reach the Malta police in text via Facebook Messenger. And they can do this even in emergencies to ask for help.
International Disability Alliance (IDA): Global and regional networks
International Disability Alliance (IDA) unifies eight global and six regional networks, including World Federation of the Deaf and others.
Goals for deaf and disability rights in Asia: The Incheon Strategy
Countries in the Asian Pacific region have set goals for improving deaf and disability rights in Asia. The Incheon Strategy explains them.
Monitoring deaf and disability rights: Watching human rights
This manual guides organizations in monitoring deaf and disability rights in their country. This is a way to document and track problems.
Deaf communicating in court: Interviewing deaf witnesses and defendants
This publication guides UK lawyers (advocates) in helping deaf witnesses and defendants communicate well in court.
Legal recognition of Sign Language: Path to Sign Language Rights?
Some advocates believe legal recognition of sign language protects sign language rights. But are they correct? Various authors discuss.
Disability rights archive: Justice, development, toolkits
They no longer operates as an organization. But some advocates say their website is a useful disability rights archive of ideas and toolkits.
Deaf Albanians: Access to information, education, employment
Do deaf Albanians have opportunity to access information, education, employment, or public services? A survey helps answer these questions.
Sign language for Sam: The end of isolation
Sign language for Sam ended his isolation and his severe language deprivation. A cochlear implant alone was not enough.
Sign language for young Haiti professionals: Improving communication
A new program teaches sign language to young Haiti professionals. In consequence, they can better communicate with deaf people in Haiti.
Deaf Nigerian Children: Need for early diagnosis, more research
Authors believe screening programs should diagnose deaf Nigerian children earlier. They also want more research on Nigerian sign language.
Action on Disability and Development International: Disability rights
Action on Disability and Development (ADD) partners with disability rights advocacy organizations in Africa and Asia.
Raising deaf children in Chile: The experiences of parents
Watch as parents share their experiences raising deaf children in Chile. In Spanish and Chilean Sign Language with Spanish captions.
Deaf couple own pottery business in Senegal
A deaf couple in Senegal own a pottery business in which they create and sell pottery from their home. They were childhood sweethearts.
Deaf awareness and empowerment in Rwanda
The local deaf community promotes deaf awareness and empowerment in Rwanda, Africa. They want national recognition of Rwanda Sign Language.
Quota International: Empowering women, children, deaf & hard of hearing people
Quota International empowers women and children around the world. Also people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech difficulties.