By Ariadna Godreau Aubert - Founder and Executive Director
Accessible legal education designed for and with the deaf community is urgent to break cycles of violence and poverty that impact this population. With your support, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico works hard to co-create a legal education library in sign language, where deaf individuals can find answers to legal issues regarding a wide array of topics. With your support, we have created more 6 educational and 52 glossary videos in sign language in a short time. The selected topics have been chosen in focus groups with members of the community and allies, who have named barriers within administrative and judicial forums and discrimination as root causes of their vulnerability. Videos on custody and access to medical services are among the most popular. We expect to add educational content on pressing issues such as disaster preparedness and domestic violence in the following weeks. These materials are currently under the review of deaf individuals who verify the accessibility of the information. We are learning to be inclusive and acknowledge that only the people who need this accompaniment can lead us forward.To do more we need more support. We invite you to share this project widely. We need to amplify the needs and wants of this wonderful community. Lets do it together.
As for our Legal Clinic for the Deaf Community, it's open! Follow the link in this report. Would you please share this information on your networks? Thank you for your solidarity
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