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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.
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
According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.
Guides governments in improving policies and services to provide assistive technology in education to children with disabilities.
Summarizes research about early intervention services with deaf children and explains the best practices for helping them learn language.
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 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.
The author argues that the most important thing is that Deaf children need Deaf adults as role models and as professionals working with them.
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.
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.
The author explains the history of the Deaf social movement in U.S. society and how the movement expressed its ideas and empowered itself.
Some teachers now view deaf students as a linguistic and cultural minority. They use a bilingual approach to teaching deaf children.
The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for basic and applied research related to Deaf people.
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.
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.
Explains for parents in the United States what education options for deaf children are available. Has some relevance for other countries too.
How an international organization encouraged Deaf people in Guinea, Georgia, and the Dominican Republic to participate in elections.
Both Deaf and hearing people in Honduras are reading comic strips to learn about corruption in Honduras and how to stop it.
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.
This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.
Guidance for doctors and other professionals advising parents on how to help their deaf or hard of hearing child learn language.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Families in Austria are learning sign language together. Bilingual teachers play games and songs in German and Austrian Sign Language.
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.
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.
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.
MNI works with CHAVITA, the Tanzania Association of the Deaf. CHAVITA is training Deaf people in advocating with local government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experienced researchers share insights and experiences about the best way to do research in deaf education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.
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.
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.
This article shares the experience of using deaf-friendly technology at school in two different places in the United States.
This study examines how a smartphone application can help signing deaf people communicate with people who don’t sign.
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.