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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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