INDIGENOUS NIGERIAN SIGN LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION PROJECT, ABUJA-KADUNA 2018

According to Nettle and Romaine in the article“Preserving Endangered Languages”, 90% of the world’s languages are expected to disappear in the next…


Sign Languages are for Everyone!

By Sadiku Olubusayo The month of September is a very special month for the deaf community. Around the world, the International Week of the Deaf is…


Causes of Hearing Loss in Children in Africa 1

By Sadiku Olubusayo O. Save the Deaf and Endangered Language Initiative (SDELI) Tonye is a happy 10-year-old boy. He was born at a primary health…


Accessibility and Communication in Healthcare Provision for the Deaf in Nigeria

Have you ever wondered how a person with impaired hearing fare health-wise? If and when they visit hospitals/healthcare facilities, how informed are…


SIGNED LANGUAGE RIGHTS OF THE NIGERIAN DEAF CHILD

Over the years, deaf individuals have been linguistically and culturally marginalised due to the loss of sound which hearing loss brings – some from…


Beauty Beyond Speech, the Peril of African Deaf Girl Child: The Nigerian Case

Several articles (Nweze, 2013; Fullerton, 2013; Druchen, 2010; Eleweke, Agboola & Guteng, 2015; Asonye, Emma-Asonye & Edward, 2018; Asonye,…


S-DELI AND THE WORLD HEALTH DAY

By Paninga Muiliya Today is the World Health Day 2019 It’s 360o round the sun, and so much have happened. So many died, so many are in the hospital…


Beauty Beyond Speech – Curbing the Abuse of Deaf Girls in Nigeria, Africa

  Abuse or Violence against Women and Girls Act is an Act, which many countries, including America are still passing and implementing. The call…


Now that the Disability Bill is Signed: Episode 2

In my first article on this matter, I tried to shed light on some of the realities that face a typical Nigerian deaf child, which I’m beginning to…


Now that Disability Right Bill is Signed

  As much accolade goes to President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the bill criminalizing the discrimination of people with disability in…


S-DELI outreach to school for the deaf in Port Harcourt 2

An Overview of Schools for the Deaf in Nigeria

Introduction This publication contains additional information to the initial publication that accompanies the school directory that was published a…