What's New at the World Deaf Information Resource Project?

 What's New?

Every day, people email us to provide new information and corrections to add to the World Deaf Information Resource Project website. (Don't be shy! You, too, can submit information for the website! Consult the Submit page for instructions.) This page can help you find the most recent changes at our website. We will try to update this page at least once a month.

Some of the same information in this website is also provided in a Word file and PDF file, either of which you can download from the front page of the World Deaf Information Resource Project. We will try to provide an updated version of these files on a periodic basis. However, the most recent information will always be at this website.

What's New? Changes to come

The WDIRP database is currently under development. Hopefully, when this database is completed, a search function will be established that can be used to search for deaf organizations.

What's New? Changes in 2010

May 28, 2010: In May, we have updated country pages: Albania, Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, DR Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, and Ukraine. Also, we have added internal page links to some of the country pages to improve user friendliness of our website.

April 28, 2010: New Deaf schools, Deaf, interpreter and sports organization where added to the Brazil page. The United Kingdom page has reorganized by countries and regions, and new information was added.

March 29, 2010: We added two new organizations to the Netherlands page, FODOK and Stichting Plotsdoven. Also, three territories in East Asia were updated: Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

March 24, 2010: For the past two weeks we have updated country pages Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden.

March 10, 2010: We added several new organizations in the Philippines page.

March 8, 2010: Kuala Lumpur Society for the Deaf was added to the Malaysia page.

March 3, 2010: We added The Finnish Federation of Hard of Hearing (FFHOH), Svenska hörselförbundets (Swedish Hearing Association), Finnish Association of Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (The KLVL) in the Finland page.We added five new organizations in the Canada page, Canadian Hearing Society, Independent Living Canada, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, South-East Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. We also updated and added organizations in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic and Denmark country pages.

March 1, 2010: Belize NAD is no longer operating and was removed from the Belize page. If you have any information you would like to submit for Belize please contact the World Deaf Resource Information Project.

February 25, 2010: We completed updating the India page with Deaf schools. We also created sub-pages for each state.

February 15, 2010: We created a new page for Chadwith Deaf organizations and deaf schools. A new organization, Las Voces del Silencio (LAVOSI), was added to the Guatemala page.

February 12, 2010: We updated the Argentinapage with organizations in 20 provinces, Buenos Aires City, Province of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, San Juan, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and Tierra del Fuego Tucuman. We also began working on uploading schools in all 28 states and 7 union territories of India. Sub-pages were added to accommodate the large number of Deaf schools in India.

February 8, 2010: In the Jordan page, we added new deaf schools in provinces Al Karak, Amman, Az Zaraqa' and Irbid.

February 4, 2010: In the South Africa page, contact person and Principal was added to Carel du Toit Centre and website and description was added to the Dominican-Grimley School. A new organization, deafPLUS, was added to the UK page.

February 3, 2010: New contact information was added under Uvira Deaf Association and a new organization, Association de développement pour les sourds Bukavu (ADSB), was added to the DR Congo page.

February 1, 2010: A new page for Haiti was created and added to the World Deaf Information Resource Project. Several new organizations were added to the Sierra Leone page, including organizations for interpreters, sports, religions and Deaf schools.

January 19, 2010: Email addresses were added for "Friends in Need" on the Lebanon page.

January 15, 2010: A new Site Map has been created to help guide people through the World Deaf Information Resource Project. The Southern Sudan Deaf Development Concern organization is added to the Sudan page.

January 14, 2010: About 100 deaf schools throughout Ethiopia are added to the Ethiopia page.

What's New? Changes in 2009

December 17, 2009: Two organizations, the Auroa Deaf Aid Africa and Discovering Deaf Worlds, are added to the International Deaf and Disability Organizations page under the subsection for "Organizations Working in Developing Countries."

December 15, 2009: The South Africa page is dramatically expanded from a listing of just five organizations to an extensive listing of more than 170 organizations and schools throughout the country. Because of this expansion, it has become necessary to add a number of sub-pages under the South Africa page: National Organizations in South Africa, Interpreters' and Sign Language Organizations in South Africa, Service Agencies in South Africa, Cross-Disability Organizations in South Africa. There is also a sub-page for each of the nine provinces in South Africa: Eastern Cape, Freestate, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, and Western Cape. For deafblind organizations, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/intersex organizations, deaf cultural arts organizations, deaf sports organizations, and universities in South Africa, please consult the "National Organizations in South Africa" page.

December 9, 2009: The Laboratory of Communication Problems is added to the Ukraine page.

December 8, 2009: The name and address for the International committee of Sports for the Deaf is corrected on the International Deaf and Disability Organizations page.

November 25, 2009: The Deaf Basketball Club and its contact information is added to the Zimbabwe page. An SMS number is added for the South African National Deaf Association (SANDA) in the South Africa page. The "What's New at the World Deaf Information Resource Project website?" page is created. (That's the page you're reading right now!)

October 7-November 24, 2009: Many organizations and individuals contact the World Deaf Information Resource Project to share new information and corrections. These corrections and new organizations and schools are added to the website.

October 6, 2009: The World Deaf Information Resource Project website is publicized. The first edition (October 2009) of a Word file and PDF file is also disseminated. These files contain most of the information that was at the website as of October 1, 2009.

October 1, 2009: The World Deaf Information Resource Project website is launched.


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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.


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