AusAID Project
This project aims to develop linguistically accessible materials for the Deaf and build the capacity of advocacy teams to sensitize key stakeholder groups, for engagement of the Deaf community.
GDC Minnessota Deaf Camp July/August 2009
Our goal is to enhance the intellectual development of Deaf youth by broadening their understanding of the world, and our place in it, through creation of a genuine multicultural forum in which to share experiences from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds of Deafness.
Island Traffic Authority Workshop March/April 2009
The Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) engaged with the Ministry of Transport and Works and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) to present a month-long course to sensitize Motor Vehicle Inspectors and Police Officers to Jamaican Sign Language (JSL) and Deaf culture.
OAS Sponsored Language & Literacy Project
This project seeks to address the problem of poor development of language and literacy competencies among deaf students.
Reducing HIV Vulnerability
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has committed support for promoting HIV awareness in the Deaf Community. The initiative entitled “Reducing HIV Vulnerability in Deaf Children through Peer Education and Dance” was launched at this year’s JCDC Deaf Dance Finals held at The Little Theatre on Friday June 12, 2009, but its impact will be reflected in the 2010 Competition when dance-skit entries will be required to carry HIV/AIDS prevention messages.
OAS Images
Unesco Dance Photos