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Two organizations launched the #SignYourNameChallenge project to raise awareness about deafness and sign language rights in Rwanda.
Laura, a leader in the deaf community in Indonesia talks about an issue deaf teachers face.
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.
Learn how to advocate with television, newspapers, and other media to raise Deaf awareness through the media. Some people only learn about Deaf people, or people with disabilities, through the media
The Mill Neck Foundation awards grants to organizations striving to improve the lives of Deaf people worldwide. MNI trains organizations how to plan, manage and evaluate a project from beginning to end, from the initial request for funding until the final evaluation of their programming.
Business can empower. One U.S. business provides sign interpreters and captions–and also does outreach and empowerment for Deaf people.
In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.
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.
Overview of the sign languages in the Caribbean region. Summarizes the influence of foreign sign languages. Mentions documentation.
Describes two case studies of assistive technology in education in Bangladesh and Tanzania and guides governments in how to help.
Two Deaf leaders from Vietnam, Huong and Linh, share what they know with two CBM staff members, Elizabeth Lockwood and Sian Tesni.
First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.
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.
Find comparative data on CRPD implementation. The Zero Project works wth partner organizations to gather data from more than 100 countries.
Read the story of Deaf student Kent Schaefer and his experiences with Deaf accessibility at the University of Alabama in the United States.
Learn the situation of Deaf and disabled women around the world. And read some ideas for how women with disabilities can change society.
Deaf children feel a connection with the deaf character in El Deafo. The novel is an autobiography by deaf author Cece Bell.
Twenty-four researchers studied Deaf communities and signed languages in five continents. They explain the history of the signed languages.
Provides an overview of Deaf communities in Southern Asia. Focuses on India and Nepal. Summarizes experiences in urban and rural areas.
A project in Namibia built local capacity in Deaf education and Namibian Sign Language. As a result, the Deaf community empowered itself.
Deaf Ethiopian youth experience many challenges. But they also have opportunities for advocacy, education, and empowerment.
Learn how people with different disabilities cooperated to establish a national cross-disability council in Myanmar, including deaf people.
Watch Joshua Josa, a Deaf man, explain how he started his career in the international development field. In ASL with English captions.
Learn about a university program in the United States that teaches professionals about Deaf international development.
A panel of Deaf professionals in the international development field share their insights about deaf leadership in international development.
Deaf Libyan voters use a sign language dictionary on elections and politics to empower themselves. Available in a video, phone app, or PDF.
Summarizes literature about Deaf people in Haiti. Explains the situation of Deaf people during natural disasters. Makes recommendations.
Comics can help organizations raise deaf awareness or advocate in the local community. This guide will help you learn how to create comics.
Deaf and deafblind trainers can use this toolkit to teach other deaf and deafblind people how to advocate for their right to a sign language interpreter.
The author explains the history of the Deaf social movement in U.S. society and how the movement expressed its ideas and empowered itself.
What do you learn when you compare Deaf US versus Deaf UK? Author visits United States and recommends changes in the United Kingdom.
A project in Argentina helps Deaf women making health and motherhood decisions through videos and workshops in Argentinean sign language.
Is it “deaf-same” or “deaf-different”? Read experience of Deaf trainers providing leadership training to Deaf people in Nigeria, Ghana.
This article describes research about deafness and communication skills in Mongolia and Nepal. It tells the stories of deaf children growing.
Deafway, a UK-based organization, works with Deaf communities in the UK, Uganda, and Nepal. They value Deaf culture and signed languages.
Does development empower Deaf people in Namibia? Researchers interviewed people to answer this question. With caveats, the answer is yes.
The author of this article explains how early intervention services can support families in learning sign language.
How an international organization encouraged Deaf people in Guinea, Georgia, and the Dominican Republic to participate in elections.
The authors of this article say that most codes of ethics for researchers do not address ethical issues for research with Deaf communities.
Both Deaf and hearing people in Honduras are reading comic strips to learn about corruption in Honduras and how to stop it.
These web pages will help you find organizations of, and for, DeafBlind people around the world. Most major regions are covered.
How will your project survive after the current grant funds run out? Here are 5 ideas for creating your grant’s sustainability plan.
This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.
Governments can engage Deaf citizens who sign by using sign language interpreters in all public government information and communications.
This manual provides guidance for policy makers on developing policy that will help ensure disability-inclusive ICT in education.
Explains how one library in the United States provides services to people with disabilities with examples of technology that can help.
Not all fluent signers are good sign language interpreters. Learn how your country can certify sign language interpreters.
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.
Learn ideas for “icebreaker” activities. These are activities that will help a new group learn about each other and work well together.
The authors contributing to this anthology explore the role of deaf scholars in the field of Deaf Studies.
Learn about different international human rights laws that advocates and policy makers can use to protect the rights of Deaf children.
Is the “Deaf” experience universal? How do Deaf people from different countries relate? The authors analyze experiences in Ghana and India.
A Deaf American lawyer, Michael Steven Stein, describes his attempts to improve access to legal knowledge for Deaf Chileans.
Learn how to write laws that enable people with disabilities, including Deaf and hard of hearing people, to compete for employment.
Clarissa from Macau talks about a problem we see worldwide – deaf people not having the chance to lead.
Frank Musukwa explains how Deaf organizations in Zambia advocated with local universities to ask them to enroll Deaf law students.
How will your organization survive 5, 10, 20 years from now? This guide can help develop your long-term organizational sustainability plan.
Use this manual to train women leaders with disabilities, including women who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind.
This manual on sign language work explains strategies for doing successful sign language work and some of the issues to think about.
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.
Deaf organizations around the world including MNI partner organizations celebrate the International Week of the Deaf!
MNI works with CHAVITA, the Tanzania Association of the Deaf. CHAVITA is training Deaf people in advocating with local government.
MNI staff works with the Nawalparasi Association of the Deaf in Nepal, South Asia, to observe and assist with their empowerment training workshop.
Monitoring and evaluation may help your organization be more sustainable. Learn how to monitor and evaluate for sustainability.
In one coffee shop, Deaf Jamaicans sell coffee to hearing people–and also help them learn how to communicate with Deaf people.
A project in the United Kingdom helped Deaf and disabled people’s organizations show donors they are valuable.
The president of the Philippines Federation of the Deaf explains the process for passing the Filipino Sign Language Act.
Deaf adults in India, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, and Nepal use peer tutoring to improve literacy skills among Deaf children and adults.
One initiative helped service providers learn basic Kenyan Sign Language to communicate with Deaf women experiencing gender-based violence.
Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!
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.
Colin Allen, president of the World Federation of the Deaf, speaks about the importance of sign language in Deaf education.
Sign language TV news in Mozambique is available for deaf people in the country. The channel TV Surdo Mozambique broadcasts weekly.
Susana Stiglich, who is now a university professor and consultant in Peru, shares her life story as a Deaf woman.
How will your project survive after the first grant funds end? What is your sustainability plan? Funders will want to know. Here are ideas.
Learn about teaching deaf voters, voters with other disabilities, and other voters about their right to vote. Messages need to be accessible.
Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.
Explains different types of hearing loss and different types of technology for Deaf and hard of hearing university students.
The Disability Data Portal shares data and statistics related to people with disabilities. These measure 16 indicators in 40 countries.
Disabled people (and Deaf people) can use this manual for training colleagues at your organization on disability human rights
Talks about different concepts of culture and how these apply to deaf communities. He suggests we speak of a new concept called “deafhood”.
Deaf people in an isolated village in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) have developed their own unique sign language.
How can you use the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to protect Deaf African rights? This book chapter explains.
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.