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Anthony S. Macaulay (Associated with the Wesley School For The Deaf).
Brotherhood Society of the Deaf.
(2005, March 5). Story that touches the heart: We want our rights, not pity, disabled confab delegates insist. On Wednesday, some scores of the deaf created a scene at the gate of the conference venue. They would not understand why they were totally left out of the confab. Thus, they were at the venue to protest against what they said was a deliberate discrimination against the deaf.
(2004, October 8). Deaf Persons Raise Alarm Over Future. The deaf under the aegis of Lagos State Association of the Deaf (LSAD) recently lamented the total negligence and discrimination against them in every facets of their lives, particularly as many see them as objects of ridicule or derision in the society.
(2004, September 28). Crushing the Disabled in the Ghanaian media. Not too long ago a television station showed on its screen a Nigerian comedy titled 'Mr Ibu', with the popular Nigerian Actor, John Okafor, as the lead actor. In this comedy, many scenes sought to portray persons with disability as indecent, wild, mischievous and not good enough to be lovers.
(2004, January 1). Group seeks succour for the disabled. The Organisation of Deaf Business Men and Women of Nigeria on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to formulate policies in the new year that would bring succour to the disabled in the country... It asked the government to make the year 2004 dynamic and purposeful for the development and welfare of the deaf, adding that the group would want to be involved in all the affairs that affect the deaf as well as be consulted on the national and state budgets.
(2003, July 2). Mid-Week Features: Lamentations of the deaf. "Nigerian journalists are wicked. They don't want to help the deaf by reporting our plight. They discriminate against us because we cannot hear" charged Olu Ajayi, the president of Brotherhood Society of the Deaf (BSD) in an interview he granted to Vanguard Midweek Features (VMF) recently.
(2003, February 5). Goodwill gesture Hearing-impaired students collect books for Nigerian school. Judy Cudworth's students can't bring running water or electricity to the Plateau School for the Deaf half a world away. Still, they might open a new chapter for the Nigerian school. The four Middle School at Parkside students have collected more than 600 books and hope to round up many more for the school they learned of from Cudworth.
(2003, February 4). NNPC Donates to Deaf Pupils. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in a good will gesture, recently presented food stuffs, vegetable oil and other items to pupils of Wesley School 1 for Deaf Children, Surulere, Lagos.
(2002, December 23). Club Donates Materials to Deaf School. The Rotaract Club of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has donated textbooks and stationery worth thousands of naira to the Wesley School for the Deaf. The presentation of the items in Lagos coincided with the 40th anniversary of the school.
(2002, December 18). Educate disabled children, parents advised. Speaking at an interview on Tuesday vice-president of Wesley Schools II for deaf children, L. Y. Atiku, who spoke on behalf of the principal T. A. Gbeleyi, said the deaf children were as much a great asset to the society as their unchallenged counterparts.
(2002, May 11). Deaf protest against alleged neglect. About 200 deaf people staged a protest on Tuesday in the northern Nigerian city of Kano against what they called government's neglect of their plight. Under the banner of their organisation, the Deaf Youth Association, they called for special sign language interpreters for news and other programmes broadcast on state-run television.
Eleweke, C. J. & M. Rodda. (24-28 July 2000). Enhancing inclusive education in developing countries.
Government action on disability policy: A global survey, Part II - Government replies as country profiles, Nigeria.
Hausa Sign Language: A language of Nigeria.
-->International bibliography of sign language. --> Click on "N", then on "Nigerian Sign Language".
Miles, M. (2005). Deaf people living and communication in African histories, c. 960s - 1960s. There is strong documentary evidence that deaf or hearing impaired men and women, girls and boys, did occupy social space and took roles across the full spectrum of life throughout Africa in earlier centuries, living lives like everyone else and also having some different experiences. Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore, religious narrative, mime, dance and drama. Many of their experiences have involved severe economic poverty and adversity, stigmatising attitudes and exclusionary practices; yet this has not been the norm everywhere in Africa, and many deaf people have shown great resilience, perseverance, humour and ingenuity in their dealings and communications with the non-deaf world.
Monaghan, L, Nakamura, K., Schmaling, C. & Turner, G. H. (Eds.) (May 2003). Many ways to be Deaf: International variation in Deaf communities. Twenty-four international scholars have contributed their findings from studying Deaf communities in Japan, Thailand, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, Nicaragua, and the United States. Sixteen chapters consider the various antecedents of each country1s native signed language, taking into account the historical background for their development and also the effects of foreign influences and changes in philosophies by the larger, dominant hearing societies. ISBN 1-56368-135-8
Nigerian National Association of the Deaf.
Nigerian Sign Language: A language of Nigeria.
Parker, R. A tailor-made vocation. Since Matthew's father is a tailor, Matthew had learned the basics of sewing when he was 12 years old. For the past two years, Matthew has been a part of our Family Care course at his school, where he receives free vocational training as a tailor. He has learned how to make clothes for himself, as well as children's clothes which are distributed to families in the local area.
Shettle, A. (2004, Spring). Deaf Children with Additional Disabilities in Developing Countries, Nigeria.
Togonu-Bickersteth, F. & Odebiyi, A.I. (1985). Prior contacts and perception of the deaf by the non-deaf in Nigeria.
World Around You. (January-February 1999). A deaf soldier comes in from the war.
World Deaf directory - Nigeria.
World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Nigeria National Association of the Deaf (NNAD). Contact info only. Click on "N-R" and scroll down to the country name.