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A Journey Into the Deaf World

Three scholars of Deaf culture offer insights into the U.S. Deaf community among people who use American Sign Language.



Accessibility in India

Thusar and Babloo talks about accessibility for deaf people in India



Accessible education for deaf students at college in Manila

This study evaluates accessible support services and teaching methods used with Deaf students enrolled in a college in Manila, Philippines.



Accessible Space Science for Deaf Students

How to provide accessible space science for Deaf students, students with other disabilities, and non-disabled students in the same class.



All Children Benefit from Sign Language

According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.



Assistive Technology in Education

Guides governments in improving policies and services to provide assistive technology in education to children with disabilities.



Best practices used in early intervention services

Summarizes research about early intervention services with deaf children and explains the best practices for helping them learn language.



California supports right to language access

In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.



Capacity Building Manual

Trainers can use this manual to teach a capacity building training program for non-governmental organizations (NGOs).



Capacity Building: The Basics

Explains what is capacity building and how it can help an organization grow and succeed.



Case Studies of Assistive Technology in Education

Describes two case studies of assistive technology in education in Bangladesh and Tanzania and guides governments in how to help.



CBM Representatives Meet Deaf Leaders from Vietnam

Two Deaf leaders from Vietnam, Huong and Linh, share what they know with two CBM staff members, Elizabeth Lockwood and Sian Tesni.



Child Development in Mainstream School

Learn about child development in mainstream school and how this impacts language and academic skills for Deaf students.



Children with disabilities in child development programs

Learn long-term strategies to improve participation and outcomes for children with disabilities in child development programs.



Deaf accessibility at the University of Alabama, USA

Read the story of Deaf student Kent Schaefer and his experiences with Deaf accessibility at the University of Alabama in the United States.



Deaf children need Deaf adults

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 Education in Zimbabwe and Teacher Trainees

The authors summarize the history of deaf education in Zimbabwe and study the attitudes of teacher trainees toward sign language.



Deaf entrepreneurs and other case stories

Projects in different countries helped people with disabilities, including Deaf entrepreneurs, get jobs and escape poverty.



Deaf Learners in Malaysia

This study analyzes the experiences of four Deaf learners in Malaysia primary schools and two Deaf adults who have finished school.



Deaf Studies and Education

The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for basic and applied research related to Deaf people.



Deafness and Education International Journal

Deafness & Education International is a peer-reviewed journal for educators involved with the education of young deaf students.



Diagnosing deaf infants in Nigeria

This article describes a study about diagnosing deaf infants in a community-based immunology clinic in Lagos, Nigeria.



Don’t give “Nana Gifts”

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.



Early intervention with Deaf babies

Different experts explain early intervention with deaf babies, toddlers, and their families, for the professionals who work with them.



Education Options for Deaf Children

Explains for parents in the United States what education options for deaf children are available. Has some relevance for other countries too.



Engaging Deaf People in Politics

How an international organization encouraged Deaf people in Guinea, Georgia, and the Dominican Republic to participate in elections.



Finding Local Deaf Organizations

Learn advice for finding local Deaf organizations in the country you want by starting at the top with international organizations.



Good Education through Sign Language

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

Guidance for doctors and other professionals advising parents on how to help their deaf or hard of hearing child learn language.



Guide for Disability Inclusion in Education

How policy makers can make the school system in their country more inclusive of students with disabilities.



Guides on Classroom Interpreting for Deaf Students

Six guides on classroom interpreting for deaf students can guide interpreters, administrators, and others in helping them access language.



Have you ever assumed wrong? I did…

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?



Health professionals should advise parents to use sign language

Read the evidence: Why health professionals should advise parents to use sign language with their deaf children–even with cochlear implants.



Help Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students in University

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.



How one library provides services to people with disabilities

Explains how one library in the United States provides services to people with disabilities with examples of technology that can help.



How pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies

When a child is born deaf, decisions can be overwhelming. The authors give guidance on how pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies.



Identifying hearing loss in newborn babies in developing countries

On identifying hearing loss in newborn babies, why this is still not happening in many developing countries, and how to solve this.



Including Deaf Children in Early Childhood Education

Review the research on including Deaf children in early childhood education programs and the recommendations for program administrators.



Inclusion for Deaf and hard of hearing students

Learn strategies to make schools and classrooms more disability inclusive, with inclusion for Deaf and hard of hearing students too.



Innovations in Deaf Studies

The authors contributing to this anthology explore the role of deaf scholars in the field of Deaf Studies.



Lessons learned through Travel – Thank you but no thank you?

Typically when you travel to another country with different norms than yours, you learn lessons the hard way.



Letting deaf people be the leaders

Clarissa from Macau talks about a problem we see worldwide – deaf people not having the chance to lead.



Local University in Zambia to Accept Deaf Law Students

Frank Musukwa explains how Deaf organizations in Zambia advocated with local universities to ask them to enroll Deaf law students.



Making Classroom Lectures Accessible for Deaf Students

A university in France experimented with how to use technology to make classroom lectures accessible for Deaf students and hard of hearing students.



Manual on Sign Language Work

This manual on sign language work explains strategies for doing successful sign language work and some of the issues to think about.



Mask of Benevolence

The Mask of Benevolence analyzes how medical, education, and other professionals often harm Deaf people even when they’re trying to help



Mexico Laws for Deaf People

Mexico has many laws important for Deaf people and people with disabilities. Learn more about Mexico laws for Deaf people.



Organization for bilingual early childhood education

This organization is for professionals who develop, manage, and coordinate bilingual early childhood programs using ASL and English.



Research in Deaf Education

Experienced researchers share insights and experiences about the best way to do research in deaf education.



Showcase: GNAD

Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!



Sign Language and Deaf Education in South Africa

Ayanda Ntukwana at Sign Language Education and Development (SLED) shares her experience in Deaf education in South Africa.



Sign Language for Everyone

In Kenya, sign language is no longer just for Deaf children. They are trying sign language for everyone in 470 schools across the country.



Sign Language in Deaf Education

Colin Allen, president of the World Federation of the Deaf, speaks about the importance of sign language in Deaf education.



Teaching Sign Language to Deaf Children and Families in Vietnam

Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.



Technology for Teaching Greek Sign Language

Educators in Greece developed technology for teaching Greek Sign Language to deaf students in early primary school.



The Disability Data Portal

The Disability Data Portal shares data and statistics related to people with disabilities. These measure 16 indicators in 40 countries.



Understanding Deaf Culture

Talks about different concepts of culture and how these apply to deaf communities. He suggests we speak of a new concept called “deafhood”.



Using deaf-friendly technology at school

This article shares the experience of using deaf-friendly technology at school in two different places in the United States.



Using Smartphone App for Communication

This study examines how a smartphone application can help signing deaf people communicate with people who don’t sign.



Vietnamese Deaf Children Learn through Sign Language

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

Watch children aged 3 to 5 use American Sign Language with adults at home and with other Deaf children in preschool.



What a volunteer should not do

Watch a former President tell about his experience working with a volunteer that ended in a conflict.



Why policies should promote sign language for Deaf children

The authors of this article argue that policies should promote sign language for all Deaf children, with or without cochlear implants.