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|Zimbabwe Sign Language|
World Deaf directory - Zimbabwe.
Carels, C. (12 July 2000). Hope for Zimbabwe's hearing-impaired children.
Chiswanda, M. (1997). Hearing mothers and their deaf children in Zimbabwe: Mediated learning experiences.
DeafTODAY. (2003, December 15). Diplomatic spouses host Christmas party for the deaf. The Diplomatic Spouses Association hosted an early Christmas party for the children at Henry Murray School for the Deaf in Masvingo and donated a substantial number of notebooks, pens, pencils, rubbers and food recently.
Dube, S., Sullivan, K. and Wirz, S. (May 2002). How do you identify children with disabilities in remote areas for either service delivery or research programmes?: Validating the "Recruitment Tool". This is a downloadable pdf file.
International Bibliography of Sign Language - Zimbabwe.
Nyadire Centre for the Deaf. As there is no pre-school education specifically for deaf children in Nyadire, families play a crucial role in supporting their young deaf children. This project will help deaf children to develop language and learning skills through working with their family members. Parent trainers will deliver training to their peers on how to support the development of communication and learning. The project will also bring together young deaf people and their family members in support group which will meet regurlarly. This will reduce deaf children's isolation and encourage the development of self-help initiatives.
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 Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore,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.
Zimbabwe National Association of the Deaf (ZIMNAD). To achieve equal opportunities for deaf persons in areas of education, employment, sports, recreation and cultural activities. To provide parental support, information and advice for families with deaf children at a tender age especially in communication development. To enable deaf persons to live as far as possible independent lives. To represent the interest of deaf persons and their problems and to facilitate their participation in issues which are directly or indirectly affecting them. To create an information / education centre where National and International Pertinent issues will be disseminated to deaf persons in the Language they understand. Gender Issue, Child Abuse and Human Rights. To prevent discrimination of deaf persons.
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
A survey of sign language differences among deaf adults in Zimbabwe. In: Zimbabwe journal of educational research 7: 3 (1995) - pp. 314-322. The differences in the signs used for the same words by deaf adults in five regions of Zimbabwe are investigated. Prelingually deaf adults from Mashonaland, Manicaland, Masvingo, Midlands, & Matebeleland (N = 8 each) were asked to sign 120 words believed to be simple & basic for everyday use. Each word was written & accompanied by a visual depiction. The most commonly used sign for each word in each region was determined & then compared among regions. Verbs & nouns were found to be similarly signed in most regions, whereas pronouns & adjectives were signed differently. This is claimed to be due to the iconic quality of many verbs & nouns. Practical implications of these findings are addressed.
The use of sign language in teaching of the deaf. Deaf education in Zimbabwe. In: Finnish Association of the Deaf (ed): East African Sign Language Seminar. Debre Zeit, Ethiopia August 20-26, 1990. Helsinki: FAD (1992) - pp. 84.
Zimbabwe Sign Language Position Paper. In: Finnish Association of the Deaf (ed): East African Sign Language Seminar. Debre Zeit, Ethiopia August 20-26, 1990. Helsinki : FAD (1992) - pp. 27-29.
International bibliography of sign language - Zimbabwe Sign Language.
Zimbabwe Sign Language: A language of Zimbabwe.