Deaf India

This Web site is an on-going attempt to create a web site for the benefit of the Deaf in India, for the parents of the Deaf in India, for the teachers of the Deaf in India, and for anyone else interested in the Deaf and their situation here in India.

 

The idea for this site comes from a school project that I organized in Mumbai (Bombay) whilst attempting to gain insights into the world of the Deaf in Mumbai starting back in 2005 at an International School as part of the school´s CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program within the International IB-Diploma system.

 

 
     

 

Less than 30% of all the deaf kids in India attend schools and of those that do attend schools only about 30% of those ever graduate from the 10th grade. Graduates do not have a level of learning comparable with hearing students that graduate from the 10th grade in India.

This is due to Oralism dominating virtually all the deaf schools in India - We have only found one (1) deaf school in India that teaches using Deaf Sign Language!

 

What is Oralism?

Do all Sign Languages look the same?

What is Deaf Sign Language?

Deaf Youth organisation started in Mumbai in April 2010

 

If you click on the book picture you will be linked to the publisher, Gallaudet University Press.

This is the story of an Indian Deaf man, Madan Vasishta, that lost his hearing at the age of 10 and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Administration and Supervision at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Gallaudet teaches university courses for the deaf using Sign Language as the language of instruction.

Concerning Deafness in India, click here.


Some additions thanks to my readers around the world:

Three Deaf links (below) provided to me by 3rd grade students of Highland Elementary School in Ohio, USA. (Thanks!):

http://www.umw.edu/disability/resources/links/blindness_or_visual_impair.php
http://www.oregon.gov/Blind/related_links.shtml
http://www.dbvi.vermont.gov/resources/infoservices

Deaf Web sites

(this link was sent to me by Samantha, a deaf student at Futures Charter School in California, USA. Thanks, Samantha!)

Family Health Reference To ASL

(this link was sent to me by Ms Alyssa Collins, and was a product of her Girl Scouts group in Denver, Colorado, USA. The girls are working on their Deaf Sign Language Badge and found this link. They sent it to me to include here. Thanks!)

 

 

 

Another interesting collection of Deaf links can be found here.

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