World Deaf Information Resource
What You Can Find at This Website
Welcome to the World Deaf Information Resource!* This website can help you find contact information for international, national, and local-level deaf organizations in about 150 countries. You also can find resources for deaf individuals, as well as deaf organizations and organizations that work with the deaf community
National and Local Deaf and Disability Organizations and Schools in about 150 countries
Reports on the Living Situation of Deaf People Globally and Resources on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Links to Websites with More Information Resources of Interest to Deaf People, Deaf Organizations, and Others who Work with Them
*Note: The World Deaf Information Resource Project does not endorse any organization, school, or other entity listed on this website. It also cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information herein. Please read the Disclaimer for more details.
In addition to this website, International Relations also provides most of the same information in Word and PDF formats. Please feel free to forward any of these files to your friends. 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 Mb in PDF format)
About the World Deaf Information Resource
This website is an initiative of Gallaudet's Office of Research Support and International Affairs (RSIA). As a first step in this evolving project, RSIA has gathered contact information for hundreds of organizations and schools in more than 150 countries. In the future, RSIA hopes to expand the website to include many more countries, as well as types of deafness-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, and links to toolkits and training manuals oriented towards deaf people and people who work with them.
The project is the brainchild of Dr. Jay Innes, former Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Outreach, and 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.
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