Deaf People and Human Rights Report Launched

04 Mar 2009

Global ResearchThe "Deaf People and Human Rights" report is based on a survey that is, up until now, the largest knowledge database on the situation of Deaf people. The lives of Deaf people in 93 countries, most of which are developing countries, are addressed. The Swedish National Association of the Deaf and the World Federation of the Deaf initiated the survey, with funding from the Swedish Agency for International Development Co-operation (Sida) and the Swedish Organisations of Disabled Persons International Aid Association (Shia).

For anyone who would like to download the written English version of the report, it will be available shortly from WFD website for free. The website is

In the coming weeks, the report will also be presented in International Sign on DVD and on WFD website..

Anyone who wishes to receive the Report in International Sign on DVD, please contact the WFD General Secretariat for the order form - (orders[at]