Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of Trinidad & Tobago

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Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

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Deaf culture

Speech Details: Ministry of Social Development Social Services Delivery. Formal Launch of Deaf Awareness Week - I would like to publicly congratulate the officers and staff of DRETCHI and the Association, on the excellent service that they continue to provide to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. Your professionalism, determination, vision and commitment to delivering high quality service, ensure that the needs of our hearing impaired citizens are fulfilled with compassion and dignity.

Trinidad and Tobago Deaf Directory.

Deaf education & youth

DeafTODAY. (2004, October 12). Deaf students to start school. The three hearing-impaired students who have been forced to stay at home for the last month, are expected to start school at the Barataria Junior Secondary School later this week.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Second Periodic Report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 820. Total communication, which includes sign language, finger spelling, lip-reading skills, gestures, mime etc. is practiced in the Schools for the Deaf. Consequently classes for parents and the general public inter alia are conducted by teachers for the Deaf.

Trinidad & Tobago special schools.

Deaf health

Ali, J. E. (8-9 November 1992). Audiology in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.


Pillai, R. (2005, May 15). Association for the Hearing Impaired needs support. The Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing-Impaired is in need of your support. After five years of dedicated service, 1987 witnessed the departure of Justice Evan Rees as Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing-Impaired. As a no- nonsense Chairman, he immediately brought in a Government Organisation and Management team to streamline the Association into a more effective one. Subsequently additional staff was brought in to undertake the administrative and ancillary work, which was now on the increase.

Trinidad - Association. Trinidad and Tobago Association In Aid of The Deaf (DRETCHI) 13C Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad - (868) 623-0612.

Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language dictionaries

Rampersad, J. (2007, October 9). TT gets sign language dictionary. THE FIRST ever compilation and documentation of signs that are used by hearing impaired persons in Trinidad and Tobago, The Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago Signs: First Edition has just been released. The book was handed over to the Ministry of Education during a function at the Social Development Ministry’s Port-of-Spain office.