Welcome to the World Deaf Information Resource Project! This website can help you find contact information for international, national, and local-level deaf organizations in about 150 countries. You also can find informational resources for deaf individuals, deaf organizations, and others who work with them.
The World Deaf Information Resource Project does not endorse any organization, school, or other entity listed in our website. We also cannot guarantee the accuracy of our information. Please read our Disclaimer for more detail.
In addition to this website, International Relations also provides most of the same information in Word format and PDF format. Please feel free to forward any of these files to your friends via email attachment or in hard copy. International Relations will try, but cannot guarantee, to produce an updated version of this file on a periodic basis. The first edition was produced in early October 2009. Usually, the website will be more complete and up-to-date than the files. Further guidance on how you can distribute our information is on our page entitled "Disclaimers and Other Information."
Download the list of deaf organizations and schools in many countries and other deaf-related information resources! (1.3 Mb in Word format, 1 Mb in PDF format)
This website is an initiative of the Gallaudet University office of International Relations. International Relations created this web site to help people find deaf-related information resources around the world. As a first step in this evolving project, we have gathered contact information for hundreds of organizations and schools in more than 150 countries. Our goal is to add more countries when we obtain information for them. In the future, we hope to expand the website to include many more types of deaf-related information resources including links to reports on the living situation of deaf people around the world, links to resources related to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and links to toolkits and training manuals oriented towards deaf people and people who work with them.
Dr. Asiah Mason, manager of International Relations, credits this project as being the brain child of Dr. Jay Innes, the former Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Outreach, and of Dr. Amy Wilson, Director of Gallaudet University's graduate program in International Development. Andrea Shettle coordinated the initial work of gathering information for this project during an internship for Gallaudet's International Development program and she has continued to coordinate the project since graduation.
Submit More Information for This Website!
Please help us expand this website and improve the accuracy of the information we provide. Consult the page "Submit More World Deaf Information Resources!" for more detail on the kind of information we are looking for and how you can communicate with us.
We are trying our best to share information that is complete, accurate, and helpful to deaf individuals and deaf organizations around the world. However, please understand that we cannot endorse any organization or school. We also cannot fully guarantee the accuracy of the information in this website. Please read our full Disclaimer for more detail.