Facebook Deaf Groups

What are the top deaf groups on Facebook, a social networking site? The groups listed here are the top groups in terms of total membership. Only groups with memberships of at least 500 or more are listed. Therefore, it will change over time, with groups being dropped and added. 

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Facebook Deaf

As of April 2009, this general deaf group had appoximately 11,400 members.

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Deaf All Around the World

As of April 2009, this general group had approximately 10,400 members.

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3
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Awareness

As of April 2009, this general group had approximately 10,000 members.

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4
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Group

As of April 2009, this general group had approximately 8,573 members.

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ASL - American Sign Language

As of April 2009, this group focused on sign language and deaf culture had approximately 8,500 members.

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Deaf Rights - Subtitles

As of April 2009, this group, focused on subtitles (i.e., captions) had approximately 8,000 members.

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Deaf Power!

As of April 2009, this group had approximately 6,000 members.

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Baby Sign Language - My Smart Hands

As of April 2009, this group had approximately 2,530 members. (This is a business group run by a baby sign language class provider, that is open to anyone).

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Global Deaf Women

As of April 2009, this group had approximately 2,380 members.

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See Hear BBC

This UK-based group is focused on the long-running British deaf television program See Hear. Unfortunately, according to See Hear's website, only UK-based computers can view their programs. As of April 2009, this group had approximately 1,955 members.

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Stop Audism!

As of April 2009, this group, focused on stopping a type of discrimination against deaf people called audism, had approximately 1,934 members.

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AllDeaf

As of April 2009, this general group based on a companion discussion website had approximately 1,900 members.

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Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

As of April 2009, this is an independent group that supports the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and interpreters in general, that is open to anyone had approximately 1,900 members.

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Deaf USA

As of April 2009, this general group for deaf people in the United States had approximately 1,900 members.

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American Sign Language and Deaf Culture

As of April 2009, this general group which appears to be student-oriented, had approximately 1,800 members.

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Gallaudet Alumnis

As of April 2009, this group for people who graduated from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC had approximately 1,800 members.

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SIGNews

As of April 2009, this group, which is run by the deaf newspaper SIGNews, had approximately 1,700 members.

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National Association of the Deaf

As of April 2009, this group run by the organization the National Association of the Deaf, had approximately 1,340 members. Guide note: I tried to find a similar size group for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing but the existing AG Bell Facebook group is too small to be on this list.

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Deaf Photographers All Around the World

As of April 2009, this group had approximately 1,300 members with a common interest in photography.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Rochester Institute of Technology

As of April 2009, this group run by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf for current students and alumni, had approximately 1,204 members.

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Deaf Pride

As of April 2009, this general group had approximately 1,125 members.

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No Cochlear Implant

As of April 2009, this group, which opposes cochlear implants, had approximately 1,100 members. A group that supports cochlear implants is further below.

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Deaf Dogs

As of April 2009, this group run by the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund had approximately 1,000 members.

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Deaf Education Interest Group

As of April 2009, this group for people with an interest in the quality of deaf education had approximately 937 members.

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Discovering Deaf Worlds

As of April 2009, this group, run by people who have visited deaf communities around the world, had approximately 900 members.

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Captions on ITunes

As of April 2008, this group, which advocates for captions on video material in iTunes, had approximately 780 members.

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Alternative Solutions Center for Deaf People

As of April 2009, this mental health services focused group run by the mental health service the Alternative Solutions Center, had approximately 750 members.

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Deaf Community Members in Support of LBGT Equality

As of April 2009, this group, for deaf people who support equal rights for gay and lesbian people, had approximately 730 members.

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National Theatre of the Deaf

As of April 2009, this group, which run by the National Theatre of the Deaf, had approximately 720 members.

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Sign Language Interpreters

As of April 2009, this group for students in sign language interpreting programs had approximately 700 members.

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Cochlear Implants Gang

As of April 2009, this group for anyone with an interest in cochlear implants had approximately 630 members.

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Deaf Cruise

As of April 2009, this is strictly a marketing group run by Deaf Cruise, and it had approximately 600 members.

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Deaf Animals

As of April 2009, this group (a companion to the blogsite of the same name) focused on news and adoption of deaf animals; it had approximately 590 members.

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EcoDeaf

As of April 2009, this group for deaf people who support the "green movement" had approximately 530 members.

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