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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf


This private, nonprofit organization serves as an information center, publisher, and advocate of effective ways of teaching deaf and hard of hearing people improve their abilities to speak, speechread (lipread), use residual hearing, and process spoken and written language. It also works to empower children with hearing problems to function independently. Although it began in 1890 as an active proponent of speech for deaf people, the organization has gradually expanded its interests to include research, family support, and financial assistance to help deaf students attend classes with hearing children.