Deaf Culture and History

Are you a student or a researcher, looking to gather some information? You’re in the right place. This page lists information covering Deaf History, Deaf Culture, and Sign Languages Around the World.

Deaf History

The video, "Deaf History Month: Autism", elaborates on the history of how the term, 'audism', comes to be.
Source: Video
The Deaf History That video, "Education", on the education of deaf children before Clerc and Gallaudet.
Source: Video
The film, "Through Deaf Eyes", on the lives of Deaf Americans throughout history
Topic: History
Source: Video

Deaf Culture

What is Deaf Culture by Flavia Fletcher
Flavia Fleisher gives a definition of Deaf Culture in a brief YouTube presentation.
Topic: Culture
Source: Video
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Discovering Deaf Worlds strengthens local Deaf communities through capacity building, organizational development and human rights training.
Topic: Services
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What is audism? What is deaf gain? How are they defined? View the videos to learn more.
Topic: Culture
Source: Video, Website

Additional Resources

NAD’s Mental Health Services
NAD''s general information on obtaining mental health services as a deaf individual.
Mental Health Care for Deaf Individuals: Needs, Risk Factors, and Access to Treatment
The National Association of the Deaf's research summary of mental health care of deaf individuals.