Why is the project needed?
The project will address the needs of Deaf Sports men and women. Deaf sports people are not part of the Paralympics and so they are invisible to the general public. Furthermore, deaf sports people are the least promoted in the public media and receive less funding from general sponsorship and many government bodies due to not being part of the Paralympics. This project aims to address these disadvantages and to raise awareness, hopefully in the long term the project will enable some degree of equality of opportunities to be bestowed on deaf sports and on deaf sports people. This project wants to collect these valuable heritage resources from previous Deaflympians before they all pass away. We have already lost some valuable heritage resources from previous Deaflympians who were not interviewed and so we have no information about their experiences.