Beyond ableism and audism: Achieving human rights for deaf and hard of hearing citizens

Autor/a: BAUMAN, H-Dirksen L.; SIMSER, Scott; HANNAN, Gael
Año: 2013
Editorial: Toronto: Canadian Hearing Society, 2013
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Legislación


This document provides the background necessary to understand the dynamics of ableism and audism as they affect the lives of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Part I of this document presents expanded definitions of these forms of discrimination; Part II summarizes and presents excerpts from the relevant international, national and provincial policies, laws, and statements which strive to protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons. The effort to recognize and reduce the effects of ableism and audism is aligned with similar efforts to reduce racism, sexism and heterosexism in education. An anti-ableist and anti-audist education is integral part in the process toward providing a more equal and just education for all of Canada’s citizens. In the end, everyone benefits, whether Deaf, oral-deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, their friends and their families.