When DDW firsts visit a country, it has only one objective- to listen and learn from the local people. Through the Global Deaf Awareness program, DDW team members meet with as many local Deaf schools, organizations, institutions, and community leaders as possible to research and identify common struggles and success stories, and maintain an up-to-date understanding of Deaf advocacy work being conducted in these countries.

DDW then promotes this work freely through its newsletter, website, video blogs and social media, as well as through presentations and workshops.

DDW’s network currently consists of over 250 Deaf schools/organizations from 50 countries, 14 countries of which DDW staff have visited in person. To see DDW’s International Network, click here.