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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 author explains how barriers in accessing information impact Deaf people. She shares her opinions on how to solve these barriers.
Explains basic information on monitoring & evaluation and guides you through process of evaluating a project with people with disabilities.
A basic introduction to what makes Deaf culture a culture. Primarily focuses on U.S. Deaf community for students of American Sign Language.
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.
Learn about the situation of Central African Republic Deaf people in education and employment. The six-minute video has captions in English.
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.
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.
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 Deaf Enabled Foundation in India promotes equal access for Deaf people in every area of life. Works to empower deaf youth, women.
Deaf people in developing countries experience more challenges than in high-income countries. Author Barbara Earth summarizes the literature.
Comics can help organizations raise deaf awareness or advocate in the local community. This guide will help you learn how to create comics.
If a development professional or researcher is Deaf, how does this impact their relationship with Deaf communities in developing countries?
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.
Author George Taylor researched the needs of ethnic minority deaf people in London, United Kingdom. Has recommendations for empowerment.
If you want to make new deaf friends in every country you visit, watch this video: Deafintely Wanderlust explains finding deaf people abroad
Expert international volunteer worker Kirk Van Gilder talks about the importance of fostering local sign language and leadership rather than imposing your own sign language.
Frontrunners trains young deaf leaders from different countries. Based in Denmark, it is a one-year training program.
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?
In one school in Zimbabwe, Africa, hearing students and deaf students didn’t interact. But one day, that changed–hearing and deaf kids connected.
Learn how individual people and organizations can change society and change laws for Deaf people and people with disabilities.
Rupmani Chhetri is the first Deaf woman from India to become an international UN volunteer. Read her story about her work in Ukraine.
International Deaf Emergency, Inc., (IDE) provides pre-disaster preparation, rescue & relief, and post-disaster reconstruction and recovery.
Dr. Kirk VanGilder explains many points about how we are walking on holy ground when entering Deaf communities in another country.
Norma discusses considerations entering a community overseas as a Deaf woman, as a Deaf person and then when there, how to work well with people you are there to assist.
What does it mean to be a proud Latina woman in Kenya–a country that does not recognize your identity? Watch Norma Moran’s story.
A Deaf American lawyer, Michael Steven Stein, describes his attempts to improve access to legal knowledge for Deaf Chileans.
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.
This manual on sign language work explains strategies for doing successful sign language work and some of the issues to think about.
Meet national and regional youth leaders in Ghana. Two are experienced national leaders, two are newly elected leaders in the Central region.
Deaf children and families living in remote villages in Ghana had never met another deaf person. Robert Sampana transformed their lives.
Participatory planning can help projects for deaf communities, or any other community, succeed. Use this tool to learn how.
Learn how to use participatory planning step by step. The expert facilitates while the community decides what problems to solve and how.
Watch Robert Sampana explain his work as Project Advocacy Officer for the Ghana National Association of the Deaf.
Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!
How will your project survive after the first grant funds end? What is your sustainability plan? Funders will want to know. Here are ideas.
Talks about different concepts of culture and how these apply to deaf communities. He suggests we speak of a new concept called “deafhood”.
This article describes a project in which Vietnamese Deaf children learn through sign language. Parents and teachers learn sign language.
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.
The World Federation of the Deaf is an organization of Deaf-led associations from more than 130 countries. They promote deaf human rights.