Who We Are

Founded in 2006, Discovering Deaf Worlds is dedicated to creating a world that recognizes the abilities of deaf and hard of hearing persons in developing countries to acquire an education, maintain a job, raise families, and live autonomously. DDW's Team and Board are working towards this dream with partners and affiliates from around the world.


What We Do

DDW provides organizational management training to Deaf advocacy organizations in developing countries. All projects aim to improve standards of Deaf education, communication accessibility, employment opportunities and human rights.



DDW, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to advancing the self-determination of signing Deaf communities through local capacity building in developing countries. DDW achieves this through partnerships with educators, employers, and non-governmental organizations.


International Deaf Advocacy Network


We're Hiring

Discovering Deaf Worlds is now accepting applications for a full-time Executive Director! Learn More and Apply.