Inadequate welfare services for the deaf

Other Names:
Denial of right to welfare services for the deaf

Many hearing-impaired people are illiterate, unemployed and under-employed due to widespread prejudice by the general public and a lack, especially in developing countries, of the basic tools for rehabilitation (such as education in lipreading, and hearing aids). Special education, when it exists, is often disregarded or postponed. As a rule the deaf are taught a manual art or craft, regardless of their individual attitudes and preferences; vocational pre-counselling and counselling systems are neglected and often the choice is confined to the three or four trades taught in the school workshop.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST