Join the Deaf-Friendly 7-Day Challenge

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 26, 2016

Whether you celebrated Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) last week, or you are celebrating it this week like us, Deaf Awareness Week has been around for quite some time. DAW began in 1951 during the first gathering of the World Congress for the Deaf. We’ve highlighted it every year, with articles and a photo campaign to spread information, educate others, and encourage others to do the same.

We can’t sit and wait for the world to become deaf-friendly, we, as a collective group must rolls our sleeves up and do the work. We certainly can’t pick every battle, but we can make an impact by modeling for others what we want, in our everyday lives. That’s why, this year we want to take a different approach. To shake things up a bit, individually and as a group. We want to see action and change.


Every choice we make, every dollar we spend, every interaction we have has the potential to make a difference. Because small things done by many people can lead to big things, especially when it comes to self-advocacy and asking for what we deserve - to live in a world that sees us as whole, contributing members of society, and valuable consumers.

So let’s do this, together, all week long - let's make some waves, because like us, you want to make the world more deaf-friendly.

Join the Deaf-Friendly 7-Day Challenge to create a deaf-friendly world!

You can do it from anywhere and everywhere in the USA from September 25th - October 2nd, 2016.

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http://bit.ly/2djJTci

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