What do we mean when we say “deaf”?The National Deaf Center is using the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing impaired. NDC recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. NDC has chosen to use one term, deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all of our differences.
This brief summarizes the research related to effective communication between deaf and hearing individuals.
For deaf and hard of hearing people and other people who have communication disabilities equal access means access to effective
There are three federal laws that work together to protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities in education,
“I work in family education and also work as a performing artist and university professor. I’m Deaf, a person of