The Deafhood Foundation will provide financial, educational and social opportunities to end the economic exploitation of Deaf people. The Foundation aims to free the world from audism and recreate a society where everyone experiences full humanity and celebrates Sign Language.
The Deaf Resource Library (http://www.deaflibrary.org) is a virtual library -- an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics. While I have a bias towards cultural Deaf models, I have tried to include more material about hard of hearing issues as well.
The RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive exists to ensure that the cultural heritage and lives of the NTID and connected Deaf communities are preserved so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives. The goal is to increase knowledge of the history and culture of NTID and connected Deaf community members and strengthen identity formation and pride.
Given the nature of the University's mission, the Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives works diligently to build, maintain and organize the world's largest collection of materials related to the Deaf Community, as well as the home to Gallaudet University's institutional records and the records of the Gallaudet family.
The Horace Mann School for the Deaf records range in date from 1847-1995, with the bulk of the dates ranging from 1870-1994.
A variety of sources for Deaf Studies.
Within our website, you will find programs and services aimed at four strategic priorities: increasing partnerships to achieve communication access for all citizens; support and technical assistance for schools and programs providing quality K-12 education to deaf and hard of hearing students; enhancing the supply of communication services and technology for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families; ensuring qualified and culturally competent staff to serve diverse communities of clients who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.
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