World Deaf Information Resource Project Launches

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Press release:

A new initiative enables users to find deaf organizations and schools in
149 countries around the world. Launched by the Gallaudet University
Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) in October 2009,
the World Deaf Information Resource Project provides contact information
for hundreds of international-, national-, and local-level organizations
and schools globally. The website also links to on-line reports about
the human rights conditions and living situation of deaf people around
the world and other information resources for deaf individuals and
organizations.

"Deaf people always benefit when deaf organizations, schools, and
individuals are able to exchange ideas and information," says Dr. Asiah
Mason, director of CIPS. "But before organizations can communicate with
each other, they need a way to find each other. The new World Deaf
Information Resource Project lets them do that. It is our hope this can
be a powerful information resource for the global deaf community."
In addition to browsing the website, users also may download most of the
same information in either Word or PDF format. The file enables users to
produce a 104-page hard copy document for dissemination to contacts who
might not have Internet access.

The new website can be accessed at http://cips.gallaudet.edu/wdi.xml.
CIPS intends to continue expanding the website and file over time. People
are invited to submit information about deaf organizations, schools, and
deaf-related information resources not already included in the project to
World.Deaf.Info@gallaudet.edu.

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