Honors Projects


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.


Honors Program



First Advisor

Dr. Heath Diehl

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Dr. Tim Brackenbury

Second Advisor Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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