What Is Deafhood?

Moving away from deafness to an empowered Deafhood identity

Deafhood Book.jpeg


The concept of Deafhood has long been used by the Deaf Community. We use Dr. Paddy Ladd's "Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood" as the framework to understand, analyze, and apply Deafhood lens.


Deafhood Foundation's Purpose

Deafhood Foundation promotes a concept of Deafhood as a journey that a Deaf person undertakes to discover his, her or their identity and purpose in life. This can be an empowering process for a Deaf person, among other people, to re-affirm Deaf people’s role and place in society, history, and the world.


Deafhood focuses on a reframing of the historical, cultural, and linguistic reality of Deaf people in the world from one that is minimizing, oppressive or damaging.  We work to convey how Deafhood can free the world of audism and re-create a society where Deaf people experiences full humanity and Deaf values and sign language are celebrated.

Upcoming Events

Deafhood 201 (Dec)

Dec 3 to Dec 11, 2022. Saturdays & Sundays. 10a - 4p CST

Online (Zoom)

Incorporating Anti-Audist Practices in your Work (Nov)

Nov 19, 2022 (Saturday). 9a - 4p CST w/ 1-hr lunch break.

Online (Zoom)

Deafhood 101 (Nov)

Nov 1 to Nov 30, 2022. Tuesdays & Wednesdays. 6p to 8p CST

Online (Zoom)


Join us on the journey of discovering you.

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube