Deaf Literacy Initiative is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy in Ontario. Created in 1991, DLI is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide training, research, networking and resources to Ontario’s Deaf stream literacy service providers.
Deaf Literacy Initiative is Ontario’s umbrella organization for literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community. Our services are accessible and culturally appropriate and include: training, research, networking, and resources.
In 1991, a group of concerned community members noticed the there is a lack of of standards and guidelines in the Deaf adult learning community and for practitioners. These concerned members formed a network of literacy connecting to literacy ...
Our vision is to be a world leader in literacy services to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community providing professional expertise and innovations in these specialized services.
Deaf Literacy Initiative is a leader in:
We collaborate with our partners to advance and empower the Deaf and Deaf-Blind literacy community.
We create innovative tools and resources to enhance literacy within the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
We celebrate achievement in the development of literacy in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
We promote literacy for Deaf and Deaf-Blind people with respect, integrity and transparency.
We inspire practitioners and learners in their literacy journey with our passion and knowledge.
DLI brings together the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community through outreach and an accessible, Deaf-friendly website.
DLI advances literacy opportunities by working with the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community in developing online resources and by providing and advocating for necessary equipment.
DLI sells goods and services to fund new resources and to provide needed support to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community.
Deaf Literacy Initiative operates with the generous support of the MLTSD: Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development.