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Deaf around the WorldThe Impact of Language$
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Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732548

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.001.0001

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Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in India

Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in India

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(p.352) Chapter 11 Response Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in India
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Deaf around the World
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Madan M. Vasishta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0022

Attention shifts to another developing country, India. The chapter highlights the two main problems hampering deaf rights: lack of appreciation of Deaf culture and lack of successful role models. Indians tend to hide their deaf children, so that only 5 percent attend school, with only 10 percent of those in programs designed to meet deaf needs. The rest struggle without interpreters or other support in regular programs. Few have hearing aids. Most arrive at school with no language and pick up Indian Sign Language from other children, since most teachers know little sign. There are no training programs for interpreters. To date, little research has been done on deaf communities or Indian Sign Language.

Keywords:   Deaf activism, deaf rights, sign language linguistics, Indian Sign Language, deaf education, India, Deaf culture

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