CeKTER (Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research)
The U.S. Deaf community is a sociolinguistic minority group of at least 500,000 individuals who communicate using American Sign Language (ASL).1 ASL is fully distinct from English – i.e., it is not “English on the hands.” ASL is a natural, formal language with its own syntax, morphology, and structure. Members of the Deaf community identify as members of a cultural minority group with shared language, experience, history, art, and literature.
This tip sheet focuses on best practices for sharing research findings with culturally Deaf individuals who primarily use ASL. However, many of the strategies described below align with principles for universal accessibility and will, therefore, apply to a diverse range of hearing people and people with hearing loss.
CeKTER (Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research), Employment, Multicultural
Deaf, ASL, American Sign Language, culturally Deaf, employment research, dissemination of research, universal accessibility, accessibility, research findings
Banerjee, R., Lim Franck, N., McGinnis, F., McGovern, R., Pici-D’Ottavio, E., Riker, T. B., Wilkins, A. M., Anderson, M. L. (2022). How to Share Research about Education and Employment with the Deaf Community. Psychiatry Information in Brief, 2022;19(1). DOI: 10.7191/pib.1180.
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