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The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organization that acts as a peak body for national associations of Deaf people, with a focus on Deaf people who use sign language and their family and friends. WFD aims to promote the Human Rights of Deaf people worldwide, by working closely with the United Nations (with which it has consultative status) and various UN agencies such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). WFD is also a member of the International Disability Alliance (IDA). The current 11 board members are all Deaf. The offices are located in Helsinki, Finland.

WFD Official Site - http://wfdeaf.org.

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Briefs Culture and History of DEAF people

Deaf Culture - Describes the social beliefs, behaviors, art, literary traditions, history, values and shared institutions of communities that are affected by deafness and which use sign languages as the main means of communication. When used as a cultural label, the word Deaf is often written with a capital D, and referred to as "big D Deaf" in speech and sign. When used as a label for the audiological condition, it is written with a lower case d.

Deaf Culture - What is it? First, we have to look at the definition of culture in general - patterns, traits, products, attitudes, and intellectual/artistic activity associated with a population. Based on this definition, the Deaf community can be said to have its own unique culture. Deaf and hard of hearing people produce plays, books, artwork, magazines, and movies targeted at Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. In addition, the Deaf community engages in social and political activities exclusive to the Deaf community. American Deaf culture is a living, growing, changing thing as new activities are developed and the output of intellectual works increases.

Deaf History - The history of Deaf people and its culture makes up a bunch of Deaf history. The Deaf culture is an ethnocentric culture that is centered around signed language and relationships among one another. Unlike other cultures the Deaf culture is not associated with any native land as it is a global culture. Although by some, deafness maybe viewed as a disability, the Deaf-World sees itself as a language minority. Throughout the years many accomplishments have been achieved by Deaf people. To name the most famous, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Thomas Alva Edison were both Deaf and contributed great works to culture.

Deaf History - Deaf history and heritage is very rich and fascinating. People wanting to learn about deafness in history can read about events such as the Deaf President Now movement that brought Gallaudet University its first Deaf president, learn about the development of hearing assistive technology, read about segregation in schools for the Deaf, and learn about the many people in history who were Deaf, Deaf History/Heritage. What is presented here is only a sampling of what can be learned in Deaf History/Deaf Studies.

Deaf History -People, places, and events in Deaf history, including Helen Keller, Thomas Gallaudet, the Deaf President Now movement, and Deaf people on television. Books on Deaf history recommended by either your guide or by About deafness visitors.

The Preservation of Sign Language by George W. Veditz

Provided by NAD.org - "Preservation" is a two-minute film featuring George W. Veditz, onetime president of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) of the United States, demonstrating in sign language the importance of defending the right of Deaf people to their language. This film was selected to the National Film Registry at the U.S. Library of Congress in 2010. Thanks to the Gallaudet Archive for preserving this video: Videocatalog Gallaudet.

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Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.

Gallaudet Official Site - www.gallaudet.edu and Gallaudet Vlogs Gallaudet Channel.

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The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS), a unit of the College of Professional Studies and Outreach (CPSO) is Gallaudet University's one-stop office for all things international. CipsGallaudet vlogs - GallaudetCips Channel, Experience another way of being human through Deaf Lens. The Gallaudet film - GallaudetFilm Channel.

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The Deaf Society Our Auslan Translation service makes information for Deaf people accessible by converting it into Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Why translate your information in Auslan? Providing information in Auslan will enable to you to access a new market of considerable size. There are an estimated 3,000 Deaf people in NSW and 16,000 Deaf people in Australia who use Auslan as their first or preferred language and there are just as many people or even more, Deaf and Hearing who are able to communicate using Auslan. Providing their information in Auslan makes it accessible to members of the Deaf Community. The Deaf Society Channel.

The Deaf Society Site - http://deafsocietynsw.org.au.

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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. NAD vlogs: NADVlogs Channel.

NAD Site - http://www.nad.org.

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DEAF INC The Mission of Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc. is to dedicate themselves to reducing discrimination, bias and oppression towards Deaf and Hard of Hearing people by providing them with tools and methods that allow them to empower themselves and lead more productive lives, both personally and professionally. Deaf Inc Vlogs: Deaf Inc Channel.

DeafInc Site - http://www.deafinc.org.

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Deaf Progressivism - Barb DiGi is a K-12 Deaf educator for 18 years and currently, She is a bilingual specialist. She is also an activist for Deaf babies and children to have the right to American Sign Language (ASL). Research shows that Deaf children with strong ASL syntax are able to master English proficiency skills. Deaf Progressivism Channel.

Barbdigi Site - http://www.deafprogressivism.com.

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