DDBDDHHLD Link Directory
A directory of links related to Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened (DDBDDHHLD) communities. If you would like to have your link mentioned here, please contact us.
National DDBDDHHLD Organizations
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. “Deaf-blind” includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss. The AADB's mission is to ensure that all deaf-blind persons achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community.
American Sign Language Teachers Association
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is a national professional organization of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies teachers. The mission is to perpetuate, preserve, and promote ASL and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching.
American Society for Deaf Children
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is the premier source of information for people who must make decisions about deaf children: providers, educators, legislators, and advocates. The ASDC is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf* children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.
*ASDC uses the term “deaf” to be inclusive of various hearing levels, including those who are seen as, or identify as Deaf, deaf, or hard of hearing.
Deaf in Government
Deaf in Government (DIG) is a national non-profit organization whose purpose is two-fold. DIG empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees to overcome communication barriers, resolve accessibility issues, and promote a fully inclusive work environment through networking and fostering professional growth.
Deaf Seniors of America
Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) is a membership organization. DSA carries out its mission through conferences, newsletters, and other communications with its members.
Deaf Women of Color
Deaf Women United
Deaf Women United (DWU), and organization that is of, for and by Deaf women is at the forefront of these changing times. DWU is committed to continuing a community of support of Deaf women from all walks of life.
Deaf Youth USA
Deaf Youth USA (DYUSA) is a non-profit organization for all Deaf youth ages 18 to 35. DYUSA strongly believes and aims for social justice through social media and activism.
Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.
Jewish Deaf Congress
Jewish Deaf Congress (JDC) is a national organization that serves the needs of Deaf Jews everywhere. The JDC's mission is to provide religious, cultural, and educational experiences.
National Asian Deaf Congress
National Asian Deaf Congress (NADC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to define and address the cultural, political and social issues experienced by Asians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. NADC is strengthened by the diversity of its members and organizations that represent various geographic regions, languages, religions, cultures and generations. NADC will also strive to provide education, empowerment, and leadership for its respective members and organizations.
National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. The mission of the NAD is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the USA.
National Black Deaf Advocates
The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. The mission of the NBDA is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people.
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
Teachers for Social Justice: Deaf Learners
Teachers for Social Justice: Deaf Learners (TSJDL) is a non-profit organization promoting social justice among teachers who work with Deaf and hard of hearing learners from birth to 21 and their families. TSJDL strives for transformative education that embraces and validates multiple intersectional identities by providing opportunities for learning and information sharing globally.
Sacred Circle's mission is to provide education, information & referral, and training about American Indians, Alaska Natives and First Nations Indians who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and late-deafened to tribal councils, family members and other interested parties in order to improve the social, educational, vocational, health and spiritual well-being of this population.
USA Deaf Sports Federation
USA Deaf Sports Federation's (USADSF) purpose is to foster and regulate uniform rules of competition and provide social outlets for deaf members and their friends; serve as a parent organization of national sports organizations; conduct annual athletic competitions; and assist in the participation of US Teams in international competition.
Latin American and Caribbean DDBDDHHLD Organizations
Argentina: Confederación Argentina de Sordos
Bolivia: Federación Boliviana de Sordos
Brazil: Federacion Nacional de Educ. Integracao dos Surdos
Chile: Asociación de Sordos de Chile
Colombia: Federación Nacional de Sordos de Colombia
Costa Rica: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Costa Rica
Cuba: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Cuba
Domanican Republic: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de la Republica Dominicana
Ecuador: Federación Nacional de Sordos de Ecuador
El Salvador: Asociación Salvadoreña de Sordos
Guatemala: Asociación de Sordos de Guatemala
Honduras: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Honduras
Mexico: Federación Mexicana de Sordos
Mexico: Unión Nacional de Sordos de México
Nicaragua: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Nicaragua
Panama: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Panamá
Paraguay: Centro de Sordos del Paraguay
Peru: Asociación de Sordos del Perú
Uruguay: Asociación de Sordos del Uruguay
Venezuela: Ferderacion Venezolana de Sordos
International DDBDDHHLD Organizations
Deaf Child Worldwide
Deaf Child Worldwide is the international arm at the National Deaf Children’s Society. Deaf Child Worldwide is committed to working with deaf children and young people in South Asia, East Africa and Latin America, focusing on communities where the need is greatest. Deaf Child Worldwide's mission is to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children throughout the world.
Deafblind International (DbI) is the world association promoting services for people who are deafblind. DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, people who are deafblind and administrators to raise awareness of deafblindness. Central to DbI's work is to support the development of services to enable a good quality of life for children and adults of all ages who are deafblind.
Global Coalition of Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Global Coalition of Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (GPOD) is an international collaboration of parent groups dedicated to promoting improved systemic protocols and practices which encourage informed choice and the empowerment of families with a deaf or hard of hearing child throughout the world.
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the apex body organizing international sports events for the deaf, particularly the Deaflympics.
World Federation of the Deaf
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organization 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.
World Federation of the Deafblind
The World Federation of the Deafblind is a non-governmental and non-profit making worldwide organization. It is an organization of deafblind people and is the legitimate voice of deafblind people of the world. The aim of WFDB is to improve the quality of life of deafblind people world wide and one of the most important activities undertaken by WFDB is to identify deafblind people in order to break their isolation. WFDB also aims at spreading information about deafblindness and about the kind of service deafblind people need in order to live independent lives.
World Recreation Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
World Recreation Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WRAD) is representing the community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing and all their friends and families. The WRAD organization is an International NGO organization, functioning under the guidelines of the United Nations. WRAD has four major sections, each of which provides programs, services, and activities to hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing persons.