Deaf Awareness Week 2015

By Jillian Winn
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Deaf Awareness Week this year is September 21-27, 2015. Deaf Awareness Week, also called International Week of the Deaf (IWD), is celebrated annually and ends with International Day of the Deaf on the last Sunday of September. Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated by national and regional associations of the deaf, local communities, and individuals worldwide.

The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week is to increase public awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture.  Activities and events throughout Deaf Awareness Week encourage individuals to come together as a community for both educational events and celebrations. Find more information on Deaf Awareness Week.

Since 2009, the World Federation of the Deaf has created themes for International Week of the Deaf. The theme for 2015 is “With Sign Language Rights, Our Children Can!” Find out more about the 2015 International Week of the Deaf.

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