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Inclusive Practices: Collaborating with People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing .

Fact Sheet | June 20, 2020

This document describes inclusive practices to collaborate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing in international development.

Deaf and hard of hearing people are often sidelined by lack of access to language at an early age, information, resources, education, and employment. This marginalization results in high risk for developmental and mental health problems. Yet, like others with disabilities, with appropriate access to resources and inclusive practice, Deaf and hard of hearing people can and do effectively work, learn, and fully participate to influence change.