Social Research with Deaf People
The University of Manchester.
Co-lead by Professor Alys Young and Dr Katherine Rogers, the SORD (Social Research with Deaf People) team works with the Deaf community and other stakeholders to promote the wellbeing of d/Deaf individuals, families and communities across the life course through high quality, multi-disciplinary applied social research.
As a team of Deaf and hearing researchers, we are committed to creating partnerships that acknowledge and value d/Deaf people’s experiences, inform service providers and policy makers, and builds bridges between all stakeholders to promote the quality of life and citizenship rights of d/Deaf peoples.
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