The goals of bridging the gaps:
National-level initiative is needed, which include:
Removing education barriers:
Education is the most important issue for Hearing Impaired people. Generations of Hearing Impaired children have been and will continue to be ‘educated’ in a system controlled by people who are not Hearing Impaired and who focuses on deafness as a defect that needs to be fixed. The system attempts to educate them by using a language (English) that they neither know fluently and nor can access fully. These generations of Deaf children have emerged with poor English skills, poor education, poor general knowledge, and poor self-esteem.
Employment is the second most important issue.
Support services for Hearing Impaired persons:
Hearing impaired student must be provided adequate support services such as:
The factors to integrate disability groups