Friends of the Deaf is a North Dakota based mission society with a passion for bringing the Good News of Jesus to the "forgotten deaf" in Cameroon and other developing countries.
The Forgotten Deaf are.those who are isolated by distance, geography, & marginalized socially, with little chance of learning to read, write, or sign unless they receive help.
Founded by Rev Michael Jarrett and his wife Mary, Friends of the Deaf partners with the deaf in developing countries to evangelize, disciple, plant churches, equip church leaders, educate and empower the deaf through education.
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organization of Deaflympics and other world championships for the deaf.
Founded in 1924 and formerly known as the CISS (Comité International des Sports des Sourds), the ICSD is now approaching the century mark of being the organization behind the building, evolving and fortifying the tradition of inviting deaf/hard of hearing elite athletes from all of the world to come together not only to compete in their respective sports, but to also develop comradeships between their countries.
Miss & Mister Deaf International, Inc is an organization that pledges to empower, enhance and support today’s ever changing and ever growing community of Deaf Women and Men. As an Organization committed to excellence, we are honored to provide a platform for our contestants to demonstrate not only their unique talents, intellect and beauty, but their overall personal and humanitarian goals.
Here at Spreadthesign we have gathered suggestions of signs from different sign languages around the world.
The site is administered by the European Sign Language Centre and the project is an ongoing process. We have collected and documented over 300,000 signs, but much work remains and we are constantly working on quality improvement. We need your help! Do you want to join? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any ideas or thoughts you wish to share with us, please get in touch.
We look forward to hear from you!
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organisation representing approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of these 70 million live in developing countries, where authorities are rarely familiar with their needs or desires.
Recognised by the United Nations (UN) as their spokes-organisation, WFD works closely with the UN and its various agencies in promoting the human rights of Deaf people in accordance with the principles and objectives of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other general acts and recommendations of the UN and its specialised agencies.
When necessary, WFD uses special, legal or administrative measures to ensure that Deaf people in every country have the right to preserve their own sign languages, organisations, and cultural and other activities. Most important among WFD priorities are Deaf people in developing countries; the right to sign language; and equal opportunity in all spheres of life, including access to education and information.