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Sun, Sep 24


55 Woodland St, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA

Deaf Awareness Week

Click "Learn More" to find resources and additional information on the Deaf Community.

Deaf Awareness Week
Deaf Awareness Week

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2023, 10:00 AM – Sep 30, 2023, 10:00 AM

55 Woodland St, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA

About The Event

International Week of the Deaf is celebrated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and its national associations and their affiliates globally during the last full week of September (Monday through Sunday), culminating with International Day of the Deaf on the last Sunday of the week. The National Institute of Health estimates that 10 million people are Hard-of-Hearing, while one million individuals are Deaf.

Here are some resources for more information on the Deaf community, Deaf Culture, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and much more!

ASL manual alphabet: (also attached to this email)

Deaf etiquette:

Working with an interpreter:

Definitions of Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and Deaf-blind people:

National Association of the Deaf:

American Disabilities Act:

Hearing Loss Association of America:

*Information taken from The United Methodist Committee on Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Ministries Email, from the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

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