June 28, 2018

Over the past month I have been working on a tool kit designed specifically for a topic called “disability mainstreaming.” Disability mainstreaming is the act or strategy of including the needs/perspectives of PWD into all programs, projects and organizations. The act...

June 26, 2018

Welcome to the fifth installment of Organizational Spotlight! Our focus this week is the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), which is a non-governmental organization that works to support the empowerment of deaf adults in the United States. ALDA classifies “lat...

June 19, 2018

I am very excited to announce that this week’s installment of Organizational Spotlight will be a sneak-peek into my systematic review of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide that work with people with disabilities! This review was conducted in hopes of findi...

June 16, 2018

Hi everyone! The past few weeks at DOW has been very busy! As a Digital Storytelling and Social Media intern I have been researching ways to engage an audience with our website and social media. I always viewed the internet as a way to for people to connect no matter t...

June 15, 2018

This week I took some time and I sat down to explore the DOW webpage, specifically I focused on reading the stories of the eight students that DOW supports. I enjoyed reading each students story and getting to know more about them; I also really enjoyed watching the vi...

June 13, 2018

Hey everyone, long time no talk! Sorry I haven’t been blogging, but I am back to it. For DOW recently I have been focusing my time on thinking about and researching different ideas for a fundraising campaign. I’ve spent the last few weeks doing the research and now the...

June 11, 2018

Welcome to the third installment of Organizational Spotlight! I hope you are enjoying reading about these incredible organizations as much as I am enjoying researching and writing about them! This week’s focus is Enabling Education Network (EENET), which is an NGO base...

June 10, 2018

This week I read several articles about how to develop a nonprofit business plan, one in particular that caught my attention was titled A Business Plan Can Help Make Your Nonprofit Successful. According to Joanne Fritz, author of A Business Plan Can Help Make Your Nonp...

June 5, 2018

These last two weeks I have found myself thinking a lot about Deaf identity and pride. It saddens me to think that Deaf individuals are sometimes seen as less capable people due to a difference in hearing ability. In fact, I believe that being deaf is not something tha...

June 4, 2018

Welcome back to Organizational Spotlight; the best place to learn about the incredible missions of non-profit organizations worldwide! As an organization, DOW values the outstanding efforts of NGOs that strive to support deaf people in reaching their full potential, es...

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