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Title:The Deaf People of Haiti
Abstract:Negative societal perspectives toward deafness and widespread poverty create a challenging situation for Haitian deaf people. While there is some government protection through legislation, the scarcity of resources and lack of infrastructure has led to the apparent absence of a strongly developed deaf community. Available sources point to the use of American Sign Language (ASL) by the small number of deaf Haitians who are fortunate enough to pursue formal education, with the largest deaf schools based in the cities of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and Ferrier. However, it appears that the majority of deaf Haitians have very limited language access. Several non-profit organizations are working to improve the social situation of deaf people in Haiti, with programs ranging from the distribution of hearing aids to increased educational access.
Contributor (author):Parks, Elizabeth
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/41642
Extent:13 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/41642
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-032
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:American Sign Language language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):ase
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Parks, Elizabeth. 2011. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-032.
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Country: United States
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