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Three scholars of Deaf culture offer insights into the U.S. Deaf community among people who use American Sign Language.
The Solar Ear company helped bring affordable hearing aids to more than 60 countries. The aids cost $100 US dollars and use solar energy.
Find resources that can help plan what a young deaf person can do next after completing secondary education.
According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.
A new, free online app for learning South African Sign Language called FingerTalk launched in 2015 with a dictionary and interactive quizzes.
Deaf Argentine children learn to read through Argentinean Sign Language video books, with similar opportunities in Paraguay and Uruguay.
Find videos with ASL literature for children, including songs and rhymes, stories, and poetry in American Sign Language.
Provides publications, website links, PowerPoint slides, and other resources on assistive technologies for deaf-blind children.
Learn basic information about deafness and hearing loss. For people new to deafness, including parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Many websites offer basic information on cochlear implants. Some are for families, others are for deaf adults. Browse these web links.
Explains basic information on hearing loss and why some of the ideas you might have about hearing loss may be wrong.
A basic introduction to what makes Deaf culture a culture. Primarily focuses on U.S. Deaf community for students of American Sign Language.
In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Learn about and celebrate deaf people and their achievements, both throughout history and also today. Focuses on Americans.
How teachers can choose what assistive technology to use with deaf students who have additional disabilities.
A deaf audiology student process of turning on a cochlear implant for the first time. She also shares her own cochlear implant experience.
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First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.
Watch these two videos to see many deaf Australians in different jobs. For example, they include a dental nurse, a teacher, a chef and more.
In Canada, the government helps raise awareness about people with disabilities, including raising deaf awareness for Canadian media.
Deaf Blind International is a membership organization focused on people who are deafblind, their families, and their service providers.
Deaf Child Worldwide provides advice, resources, and training for organizations working with deaf children in developing countries.
Many deaf children experience language deprivation. Article summarizes the situation around the world, but with an emphasis on the U.S.
The author argues that the most important thing is that Deaf children need Deaf adults as role models and as professionals working with them.
The author explains why deaf children need early visual language and recommends using both signed and spoken language.
Author explains research on sign language for deaf children. Says all deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants.
Deaf children feel a connection with the deaf character in El Deafo. The novel is an autobiography by deaf author Cece Bell.
Learn more about the Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) and their deaf programs in Pakistan. Education, employment, etc.
A review of 21 studies found that students experience challenges during deaf student interactions with hearing students.
Guides educators, others in how to help deaf or disabled students learn to read. Explains principles of universal design for learning (UDL).
Deaf students want teachers to communicate in sign language and to teach them well. Watch them explain how in this 5-minute video.
Deaf students’ opinions on inclusive education in Northern Ireland and Sweden reveal that they are happier when schools use sign language.
In 2014, the TV show Unreported World produced a special episode about deaf Ugandans learning sign language for the first time.
The Deaf Unit in Cairo, Egypt teaches deaf primary school students. They also teache sign language to parents, families, and communities.
Author Lydia Callis explains why people should celebrate Deaf women in U.S. history. She provides examples of how Deaf women impact history.
These posters explains the history of 45 people with disabilities, including deaf role models, who achieved something important.
The author of this article explains how early intervention services can support families in learning sign language.
Explains for parents in the United States what education options for deaf children are available. Has some relevance for other countries too.
First, his Deaf Center taught sign language to deaf people. Next, the government established a deaf school. Read how it was done.
What is deafness? What causes it? How does it impact people? What can help? This fact sheet on deafness from WHO addresses these questions.
Parents and families of deaf children can transform lives and communities. This manual explains how to help them do that, with case studies.
Family-centered education helped two families in New Mexico, USA, support the education of their Deaf children.
These resources can help people with finding deaf characters in children’s literature. The books are for readers aged 8 to 18.
Learn advice for finding local Deaf organizations in the country you want by starting at the top with international organizations.
Educators, parents, and policy makers can visit this website to learn the best way to teach and raise Deaf children.
The website, Raising Deaf Kids, is for parents of deaf children. Learn how to communicate with your child and how they will grow.
Learn about a documentary on four deaf entertainers in the United States and their attempts to break into mainstream entertainment.
This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.
This manual provides guidance for policy makers on developing policy that will help ensure disability-inclusive ICT in education.
Six guides on classroom interpreting for deaf students can guide interpreters, administrators, and others in helping them access language.
Explains why hearing aids are not perfect. They help some people some of the time, but hearing aids also are limited.
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.
Watch teachers and parents explain why they believe it is important for deaf children to learn sign language. Vea a los maestros y padres explicar por qué creen que es importante que los niños sordos aprendan el Lengua de Señas.
Review the research on including Deaf children in early childhood education programs and the recommendations for program administrators.
Provides information on deafness for parents, including how to raise Deaf children who are young, or school aged, or almost adults.
Watch a series of interviews with Kenyan deaf professionals. These include a school teacher, a university professor, a dancer, and many more.
Research on Deaf children says that learning sign language early improves language skills and literacy. This summarizes 20 years of research.
Families in Austria are learning sign language together. Bilingual teachers play games and songs in German and Austrian Sign Language.
The authors argue that state constitutions should protect a legal right to language for deaf children. Analyzes U.S. and international law.
This digital library of resources for deaf-blind children provides an extensive collection helpful for teachers, parents, and others.
Learn about the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and its work in the United States. Priorities: interpreting, justice, parents, more.
Several authors in the 1990s wrote a series of opinion pieces that oppose placing all Deaf students in an “inclusive education” environment.
This organization is for professionals who develop, manage, and coordinate bilingual early childhood programs using ASL and English.
A mother of a deaf girl in Canada believes other parents should learn sign language, too. She believes her whole family is happier with sign.
Watch as parents share their experiences raising deaf children in Chile. In Spanish and Chilean Sign Language with Spanish captions.
This listing of resources on assistive technology for children with disabilities is a good starting point for finding many materials.
Many publications can help families, community leaders, teachers, and professionals help deaf children around the world. Deaf Child Worldwide.
Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!
In Kenya, sign language is no longer just for Deaf children. They are trying sign language for everyone in 470 schools across the country.
A program helps with sign language training for parents in the Netherlands and Canada. Parents learn via video interaction and home visits.
Sign language for Sam ended his isolation and his severe language deprivation. A cochlear implant alone was not enough.
Watch teachers using sign language in an early childhood education program with young deaf and hard of hearing children. Observe a los maestros que usan Lengua de Señas en un programa de educación infantil con niños pequeños sordos
The author of this article says a Deaf child in a mainstream school has more difficulty with social skill development and self confidence.
A special section of the American Annals of Deafness journal has a series of articles on South African Deaf education and Deaf community.
Watch the story of Asif, a young Deaf man in Pakistan. Asif and his father explain how attending school and driving a rickshaw help Asif.
What kind of support is best for parents of deaf children? How does interacting with other parents benefit them? Position paper.
A project is teaching sign language to hearing children in Gaza. As a result, deaf children can more easily integrate with their peers.
Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.
A pilot study tested techniques for teaching speech to deaf children in Kenya. Researchers trained teachers and parents at four schools.
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.
What school is best for your child? There are different kinds of schools where Deaf and hard of hearing children can go.
The authors of this article argue that policies should promote sign language for all Deaf children, with or without cochlear implants.