Happy International Week of the Deaf 2014 to all


The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is happy to receive updates on the activities that will be organised in your home country during the International Week of the Deaf. It is important to note that your local initiatives will definitely impact the work WFD do at the global level. Together, hand in hand, we can strengthen the position of the deaf in the society. Other ways that you can help is to support WFD’s work by encouraging your members to become an Individual Member. As an Individual … [Read more...]



  Announcement For Ordinary Members Only APPROACHING DEADLINES FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS The WFD distributed a letter to Ordinary Members on 10 July 2014 with document attachments for the upcoming XIX General Assembly, which will be held 26-27 July 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, prior to the start of the WFD World Congress.  The General Assembly Workshop will be held on 25 July 2015, prior to the XIX General Assembly. The WFD Secretariat in Finland must receive completed forms & … [Read more...]

Four videos of presentations by Dr Liisa Kauppinen have been released for public access


Through the support of an internal award from the ADVANCE RIT through the National Science Foundation, Dr. Liisa Kauppinen, former president of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was invited to visit the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during 14-17 April, 2014. She presented on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and WFD among other topics to a wide variety of groups all week. Dr. … [Read more...]