Michaela Cricchio


Education for the Deaf People in Rural Egypt

Historically, education for deaf people has faced challenges. However, it is worse in the communities living in rural areas. Outside the city, there is limited access to assisted learning resources, trained teachers, and viable communication methods. There are initiatives by…


Support for the Deaf Community in South Africa

South Africa, known as the “Rainbow Nation,” is diverse, with 11 official languages and cultural mixing. For a country referred to as a melting pot, the state of equality for many minority communities doesn’t measure up to its reputation, especially…


Employment opportunities for the Deaf in India

In India, employment for deaf people is steadily progressing. Despite the challenges that the deaf community faces from the government and society, the initiative is there. Through special programs enacted by the government, the work of NGOs, and the deaf…


Legal Rights and Protections for the Deaf in Brazil

Brazil is known for its rich cultural diversity within the hearing and deaf community. Over the past couple of years, the government has had a deep commitment to recognizing the unique challenges faced by different marginalized groups, the Brazilian legal…


Healthcare Accessibility for the Deaf in China

Ensuring healthcare accessibility for the deaf in China is important for promoting inclusivity and equal access to healthcare services. Quality healthcare should be available to all individuals, regardless of their situation. However, for the deaf community in China, accessing healthcare…


Representation of the Deaf Community in Japanese Media

Representation is important for various reasons. It opens up opportunities for groups of people and their voices heard. Accurate representation could also reduce the number of negative stereotypes about a group of people.  In Japan, there have been some improvements…


The Use of Sign Language in the French Deaf Community

There is no universal Sign Language because they are formed independently. French Sign Language is used in France and the French-speaking parts of Switzerland. In addition, Francophone communities in Quebec and Montreal, Canada use Langue des Signes Québécoise. In this…