Around the globe, only two percent of Deaf people have had the opportunity to be introduced to the Gospel. Religious accessibility is limited for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. This paper begins to investigate:
How can Christian churches increase accessibility to religion, worship, and other programs for Deaf individuals?
My Honors Project activity is preparing research and materials for a physical guide booklet for Christian churches that do not currently offer any Deaf ministries or American Sign Language interpretation or that may be seeking to increase accessibility for Deaf individuals. The primary purpose of this project is to create a guide to implementing accessibility measures in Christian churches, which is accomplished through setting up a path toward future research.
Dr. Heath Diehl
First Advisor Department
Dr. Tim Brackenbury
Second Advisor Department
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Finley, Madison, "Deaf Accessibility in the Christian Church" (2022). Honors Projects. 827.
Deaf Accessibility in Churches (2).pdf (471 kB)
Honors Project Guide Information.pdf (431 kB)
Agency Consent Document - Finley 2022.docx (32 kB)
Church Interview Questions.docx (7 kB)
Consent Template 2021 (1) (1).docx (22 kB)
Deaf Accessibility Interview Request.docx (7 kB)
IRB Application EXPEDITED FULL.docx (86 kB)