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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.



Accessing Information, Empowerment

The author explains how barriers in accessing information impact Deaf people. She shares her opinions on how to solve these barriers.



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.



Central African Republic Deaf People

Learn about the situation of Central African Republic Deaf people in education and employment. The six-minute video has captions in English.



Create and Fund Deaf Organizations

How do you create and fund Deaf organizations? Two tool kits for disability rights advocates, including Deaf people, can help you learn how.



CRPD Advocacy Toolkit

The CRPD Advocacy Toolkit summarizes the CRPD and explains why it matters. The first section might help trainers explain the CRPD to others.



Deaf Accessibility in India

Thusar and Babloo talks about accessibility for deaf people in India



Deaf Australians in Different Jobs

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 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 rights comics: An advocacy tool

Comics can help organizations raise deaf awareness or advocate in the local community. This guide will help you learn how to create comics.



Deaf-Deaf SAME: Deaf professionals and researchers

If a development professional or researcher is Deaf, how does this impact their relationship with Deaf communities in developing countries?



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.



Ethnic Minority Deaf People in London, United Kingdom

Author George Taylor researched the needs of ethnic minority deaf people in London, United Kingdom. Has recommendations for empowerment.



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?



How to Change Society and Change Laws

Learn how individual people and organizations can change society and change laws for Deaf people and people with disabilities.



I Was Laughed At For My Disability, Until I Became A UN Volunteer

Rupmani Chhetri is the first Deaf woman from India to become an international UN volunteer. Read her story about her work in Ukraine.



Legal Knowledge for Deaf Chileans

A Deaf American lawyer, Michael Steven Stein, describes his attempts to improve access to legal knowledge for Deaf Chileans.



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.



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.



Never Met Another Deaf Person: Deaf Children, Remote Villages

Deaf children and families living in remote villages in Ghana had never met another deaf person. Robert Sampana transformed their lives.



Participatory Planning Step by Step

Learn how to use participatory planning step by step. The expert facilitates while the community decides what problems to solve and how.



Showcase: GNAD

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



Sustainability Plan for your project grant proposal

How will your project survive after the first grant funds end? What is your sustainability plan? Funders will want to know. Here are ideas.



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”.



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.



What a volunteer should not do

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



What is Deaf International Development?

Provides an overview of deafness in international development, and explains some of the organizations working with Deaf communities globally.