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Ways to support the local Deaf community during Deaf History Month

Kaleah Mcilwain

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A sign language interpreter.(Jens Kalaene/Getty Images)

Governor Larry Hogan has declared April as Deaf History Month in Maryland as of Friday, April 1.

National Deaf History Month was declared in 1997 and is recognized from March 13 through April 15. It honors the accomplishments of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Here are ways to support the Deaf community in Baltimore:

  • Donate to a local organization providing services to the Deaf or hard-of-hearing community
  • Learn sign language through one of Baltimore's libraries and public parks and recreation departments
  • Volunteer with Deaf organizations
  • Support deaf-owned and operated businesses
  • Promote information about Deaf culture and community

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