Emancipation Processes in the Ugandan Deaf Community
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Key Presentations and Publications

On 29th September 2015, the research findings are being presented in a national workshop at Kyambogo University’s Faculty of Special Needs, under the title Documenting the Ugandan Deaf Community’s Coming of Age: Presentation, Exhibition, and Multimedia Storytelling


The project was also presented by Dr. Sam Lutalo-Kiingi and Dr. Goedele A.M. De Clerck at the 17th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Istanbul, Turkey, on 31 July 2015 under the title Human Rights, Diversity, and Sustainable Development: The Ugandan Deaf Community Looking Back and Moving Forward. 

The exhibition 'The coming of age of the Ugandan deaf community' was also shown in Mukono, Kampala, on 28th and 29th October 2015 as part of International Deaf Week, which is organised by the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf

On 21st November 2015, Dr De Clerck and Dr. Lutalo-Kiingi delivered a talk on Utilising deaf cultural practices in research with the Ugandan Deaf Community at the Bridging the Gap-3 Conference at the University of Manchester, UK.


The findings are being published in the book Developing Sustainably? The Ugandan Deaf Community Looking Back and Forward by Dr. Sam Lutalo-Kiingi & Dr. Goedele A.M. De Clerck (Fountain Publishers, Kampala, Uganda).

Dr. Lutalo-Kiingi and Dr. De Clerck also published the article The Ugandan deaf community’s unique emancipation process documented for the first time: Kyambogo University captures deaf heritage with multimedia storytelling in the UNAD News Magazine, October 2015. 


Some of the previous research that has inspired and informed this study is detailed in the following literature:

Lutalo-Kiingi, S. & De Clerck, G. (in press). Promoting deaf citizenship in sub-Saharan Africa. Partnership between deaf communities, academia, and NGOs in deaf empowerment. In A.C. Cooper & K.K. Rashid (eds.), Signed Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Politics, citizenship and shared experiences of difference. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Lutalo-Kiingi, S. & De Clerck, G. (2015a). Perspectives on the sign language factor in sub-Saharan Africa. In G. De Clerck & P.V. Paul (eds.), Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities (pp. 159-187). Ghent: Academia Press.

Lutalo-Kiingi, S., & De Clerck, G. (2015b). Ugandan Sign Language. In J. Bakken Jepsen, G. De Clerck, S. Lutalo-Kiingi, & B. McGregor, B. (Eds.), Sign languages of the world: A comparative handbook. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.