The Deaf: A Forgotten Community

The Deaf Bible Society estimates that there are over 70 million deaf people living today.

And in third-world countries, less than 20% of deaf people receive any education. Most will never even read their own name!

The truth is over 70 million deaf people do not have access to the Bible in their own language. There are over 400 distinct sign languages, but very few deaf people have the opportunity to learn the Bible in their own sign language.

The Deaf Bible Society is working hard to develop protocols for the deaf and translators of the Bible to the Deaf. They have 21 unique sign language Bible translations offered in a variety of formats.

Their goal is to see that every deaf person can have access to the Bible in their sign language!

It’s time to engage a “forgotten community” with the Bible.

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