Use the search filters on the left to find information
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.
Explains for professors about accommodating deaf students in a university classroom. Also explains accommodating blind students.
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.
The Asian SignBank (an Asia signs database) can help sign linguistics researchers, people teaching or learning sign language, and others.
Find videos with ASL literature for children, including songs and rhymes, stories, and poetry in American Sign Language.
The book as a whole explains technology for students with disabilities in general. Chapter 4 focuses on assistive learning technologies with deaf students.
Provides publications, website links, PowerPoint slides, and other resources on assistive technologies for deaf-blind children.
Guides teachers in deciding among options for assistive technology for deaf students in the classroom.
Learn about the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in the Gaza strip. Provides health care, social services, education, & work opportunities.
Learn basic information about deafness and hearing loss. For people new to deafness, including parents, teachers, and other professionals.
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.
Learn the best practices for teaching literacy skills, or math and science, to deaf and hard of hearing students.
Summarizes research about early intervention services with deaf children and explains the best practices for helping them learn language.
The study examines whether a bilingual English/ASL education helps Deaf students learn and do well in school.
In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Describes two case studies of assistive technology in education in Bangladesh and Tanzania and guides governments in how to help.
Learn about and celebrate deaf people and their achievements, both throughout history and also today. Focuses on Americans.
Learn about child development in mainstream school and how this impacts language and academic skills for Deaf students.
If your project helps children, they can help decide its goals and assess progress. Learn how to have children helping monitor and evaluate.
How teachers can choose what assistive technology to use with deaf students who have additional disabilities.
Advice for teachers on communicating with Deaf students, either directly or with the assistance of a sign interpreter.
First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.
Read the story of Deaf student Kent Schaefer and his experiences with Deaf accessibility at the University of Alabama in the United States.
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.
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.
Learn strategies for how teachers can meet the needs of deaf children in a mainstream early childhood program.
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.
Deaf children feel a connection with the deaf character in El Deafo. The novel is an autobiography by deaf author Cece Bell.
Researchers listen to teachers of deaf children with additional disabilities. How can teacher training programs and schools improve?
The authors summarize the history of deaf education in Zimbabwe and study the attitudes of teacher trainees toward sign language.
Learn about 12 Deaf politicians around the world. Most are members of parliament, a couple are city mayors. All use sign language.
This study analyzes the experiences of four Deaf learners in Malaysia primary schools and two Deaf adults who have finished school.
A small but growing number of deaf people are healthcare professionals. Read a story about one deaf nursing student in the United States.
Learn more about the Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) and their deaf programs in Pakistan. Education, employment, etc.
The Deaf Reach program is a network of schools in Pakistan. Educates deaf children, promotes community inclusion & facilitates job placement.
How does architecture affect deaf & hearing student interaction? What makes a place “Deaf Space”? Author used Participatory Research.
A review of 21 studies found that students experience challenges during deaf student interactions with hearing students.
Some teachers now view deaf students as a linguistic and cultural minority. They use a bilingual approach to teaching deaf children.
Deaf students’ opinions on inclusive education in Northern Ireland and Sweden reveal that they are happier when schools use sign language.
The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for basic and applied research related to Deaf people.
In 2014, the TV show Unreported World produced a special episode about deaf Ugandans learning sign language for the first time.
What do you learn when you compare Deaf US versus Deaf UK? Author visits United States and recommends changes in the United Kingdom.
Author Lydia Callis explains why people should celebrate Deaf women in U.S. history. She provides examples of how Deaf women impact history.
This article describes research about deafness and communication skills in Mongolia and Nepal. It tells the stories of deaf children growing.
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.
Teachers & others speak and sign simultaneously. But research confirms: deaf and hearing people receive different messages from “SimCom”.
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.
Different experts explain early intervention with deaf babies, toddlers, and their families, for the professionals who work with them.
Este artigo é sobre educação bilingue para surdos na província de Huíla-Lubango-Angola. (Em portuguesa e Língua de sinais de Angola)
Provides guidance for enabling Deaf students to succeed in university, with explanation of different technologies that can help.
How an international organization encouraged Deaf people in Guinea, Georgia, and the Dominican Republic to participate in elections.
First, his Deaf Center taught sign language to deaf people. Next, the government established a deaf school. Read how it was done.
Family-centered education helped two families in New Mexico, USA, support the education of their Deaf children.
The Deaf Read website can help you find many deaf blogs and vlogs, sharing stories by deaf people in different countries.
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.
Learn about a documentary on four deaf entertainers in the United States and their attempts to break into mainstream entertainment.
Free academic literature on disability in education available at Disability and Equity in Education Commons. Includes articles on deafness.
This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.
You are starting your career, and you need guidance for new teachers of young deaf students. This guide is a start.
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.
Habel Ouma, Deaf rights advocate in Kenya, promotes deaf education & employment, justice for gender-based violence, & sign interpreting.
Read the evidence: Why health professionals should advise parents to use sign language with their deaf children–even with cochlear implants.
Explains why hearing aids are not perfect. They help some people some of the time, but hearing aids also are limited.
How can teachers help a deaf student understand what is happening in the classroom? This article provides general advice.
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.
Explains international laws, national laws in Canada, and provincial laws in Ontario, Canada that affects human rights for deaf people.
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 lenguaje de señas.
Deaf schools in Russia and the United States collaborate in a project improving literacy through software and sign language.
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.
Watch a series of interviews with Kenyan deaf professionals. These include a school teacher, a university professor, a dancer, and many more.
What language should schools use when teaching deaf students? The authors summarize the research about language policy in deaf education.
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.
Comparing literacy skills among four groups of children in four countries helps conclude that learning signs early helps deaf children read.
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.
A three-year project from 2017 to 2020 is using Jamaican Sign Language to improve literacy skills for Deaf Jamaican students.
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.
Learn different ways for making content accessible for deaf learners or for students with other kinds of disabilities.
Malu, who has taught Chilean Sign Language to Deaf children, describes her experience in the first leadership school for Deaf women in Chile.
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.
New technology helps teachers and parents develop their own Morocco Sign Language-supported educational materials.
Teachers can use different types of multimedia materials for deaf students to make content accessible for them.
Deaf children and families living in remote villages in Ghana had never met another deaf person. Robert Sampana transformed their lives.
Some universities use online education to train new teachers in deaf education. The article shares the experience of one such program in United States.
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.
This study looks at different ways that U.S. educators assess the skills of deaf and hard of hearing students.
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.
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.
A study in the Netherlands analyzed the reading skills of Deaf children who sign. Children with better signing skills had better reading skills.
Experienced researchers share insights and experiences about the best way to do research in deaf education.
This resource collection on educating deaf children has materials for teachers and other professionals who work with deaf children.
The linked web page provides an extensive collection of online resources on how to teach students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
This listing of resources on assistive technology for children with disabilities is a good starting point for finding many materials.
Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) summarizes the situation of Rwanda deaf education in 2013 and has recommendations for improvement.
If you are teaching your first deaf student–or your second or third–you will find this self-paced tutorial on teaching deaf students helpful.
Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!
One author argues that using sign interpreters as tutors in school can cause confusion among students and teachers.
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.
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 lenguaje de señas en un programa de educación infantil con niños pequeños sordos
Colin Allen, president of the World Federation of the Deaf, speaks about the importance of sign language in Deaf education.
The author of this article says a Deaf child in a mainstream school has more difficulty with social skill development and self confidence.
The author argues that South African copyright law hurts deaf people. She makes recommendations for how the law can be improved.
What is happening with deaf bilingual education in Spain? And what should happen next in Spanish deaf education policy and research?
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.
This article can help teachers with strategies for teaching deaf children literacy skills. Some of the advice may be useful in any country.
Learn strategies for teaching and communicating with Deaf university students in the same classroom with hearing students.
What can cause stress among teachers of deaf students? Researchers answer this question and discuss how to support teachers.
Susana Stiglich, who is now a university professor and consultant in Peru, shares her life story as a Deaf woman.
The author researches teacher attitudes toward deaf students in the United States, with a literature review and a teacher survey.
This article explains for teachers how to enable Deaf students to learn the same content at the same pace as hearing classmates.
Deaf students face many challenges in a classroom with hearing peers. But teachers can make simple changes to resolve them.
Watch teachers explain teaching deaf students in mainstream schools in the United States and holding them to high standards.
This manual can help teachers learn about teaching a deaf child in a mainstream school. The author is Deaf and was in mainstream schools.
This article explains what strategies were most successful in teaching deaf dancers how to dance, including visual demonstration.
What are the experiences of educators teaching deaf students with additional disabilities? How should training for teachers improve?
The author analyzes strategies that teachers use for teaching foreign language to Deaf students in France, focusing on English teachers.
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.
Summarizes basic teaching strategies for a deaf student and a few of the assistive technologies that some students might use.
Learn about different kinds of technology and communication options for deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages.
Explains different types of hearing loss and different types of technology for Deaf and hard of hearing university students.
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.
In high-income countries, where they can diagnose deafness and give cochlear implants during infancy, is it time to rethink old advice?
Teachers use touch as a teaching strategy for deafblind children with additional disabilities. Which strategies work best?
One U.S. program improved training for interveners with DeafBlind students. A teacher and intervener work together in the classroom.
Tanzanear is a UK-based organization working with deaf communities in Tanzania. They work with a local deaf school and deaf organization.
Talks about different concepts of culture and how these apply to deaf communities. He suggests we speak of a new concept called “deafhood”.
With guidance and a few adaptations, university professors can easily include deaf and hard of hearing students in the classroom. Learn how.
This reference guide explains laws that affect US deaf legal rights. Furthermore, it uses simple language to explain the laws clearly.
Guidance for university professors and other teachers on using a sign language interpreter in the classroom with deaf students.
This handbook can help teachers use projects to teach language to Deaf students. It is written by a teacher from Botswana, Neo Tshani Mafunye, who participated in a Fulbright exchange program in the U.S.
This study examines how a smartphone application can help signing deaf people communicate with people who don’t sign.
This video on deaf and hard of hearing students describes some of the challenges that they experience in school and how teachers can help.
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.
The authors of this article argue that policies should promote sign language for all Deaf children, with or without cochlear implants.