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Deaf Awareness Month

Thursday, September 01, 2022 - Friday, September 30, 2022

September is Deaf Awareness Month and International Week of the Deaf begins September 19-25th 2022!

The first International Day of the Deaf was first celebrated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958. The day of awareness was later extended to a full week, becoming the International Week of the Deaf (IWD).

Deaf Awareness Week (IWD) is a national week of celebrating deafness. It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September (to commemorate the first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, which took place in September 1951).