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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Resources: Deaf History Month

Did you know April is National Deaf History Month? 

Originally created by a deaf librarian, Alice Hagemeyer — who also initiated Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action (FOLDA) — the first Deaf Awareness Week was held in 1997. In 2006, the American Library Association (ALA) and National Association of the Deaf (NAD) designated March 13 to April 15 of every year as Deaf History Month and a month-long nationwide event. In 2022, NAD changed Deaf History Month to the full month of April.

Check out the resources below to learn more, or try any of our book recommendations!