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Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons: Intro/Definitions

This Libguide provides information and useful web resources for persons who are deaf or who have hearing impairments, as well as persons providing education, training or other services to persons with hearing problems.

Welcome note

Welcome to this LibGuide on Resources for Persons who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. You will find the different Sections at the top of this guide. Click on topic and find relevant information in that section.  If you have any queries about the information on this LibGuide, please contact Denise Nicholson - see Profile for contact details. 


  • Introduction and Definitions
  • Wits Deaf Studies
  • Deaf Culture
  • Sign Language
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Captioning
  • DeafBlind Resources
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Opportunities for Deaf Persons
  • Services for Deaf Persons
  • Research and Government Reports
  • Research and Resources
  • Useful Articles
  • Plagiarism
  • Copyright Issues
  • Wits Library Services & Resources

Please note: Some linked material on this LibGuide is copyright protected so please ensure when using the material beyond 'Fair Dealing', that you obtain the necessary copyright permission.