A global survey conducted as part of a live event speech-to-text/captioning project of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) and the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is now launched. We kindly ask persons who use captioning to fill in this survey and contribute to the enhancement of our understanding of the state of live event captioning from users’ perspectives and to aid in planning any next steps to advocacy and inclusion. The ultimate goal is to improve live … [Read more...]

Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016

A unique opportunity to learn more about human rights in Geneva! Are you interested to learn more about the UN system and human rights monitoring? Do you have good English or Russian language? Are you passionate about sign language rights? Please consider applying to the UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016 which will select people to attend human rights training in Geneva from 7-25 November 2016. The deadline for applications is Sunday 22 May 2016. You will need a support letter from your … [Read more...]

WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance

Mr Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) since July 2011 and a WFD board member since 2003, today became Chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance (IDA). This occurred in Bangkok, Thailand, where IDA is holding its annual General Assembly. His two-year term as the IDA Chair will start on 1 July 2016 and continue until 30 June 2018, with him succeeding Ms Maryanne Diamond, AO (Immediate Past President of the World Blind Union). Mr Allen, who will continue as … [Read more...]

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