Deafpedia is a Deafzone project for building an encyclopedia of free contents about the deaf world and sign language. It is similiar to Wikipedia.
What is Deafpedia? There are so many facts missing about our world. Because of bad education for deaf people, deaf people are not always aware about their own culture and language, thus lacking of self-confidence. For them, Deafpedia can deliver the information they need to know. This is an important task to promote the identity identification.
Deafpedia also helps hearing parents of deaf children who are confused and looking for the truth. The classic twist between Cochlea Implantat versus Sign Language causes trouble because lots of facts are unknown. That's why Deafpedia has to be full with real facts, neutral, always-updating and built by different authors.
Which advantages has Deafpedia over Wikipedia?
Deafpedia focuses on deaf culture. Deafpedia has more exact information direct from the source, written by selected deaf people. On the other hand, in Wikipedia there is no real control to protect contents from wrong facts. Everyone can change any Wikipedia contents. And so, too many different opinions caused by emotions can mess up these Wikipedia contents.
Furthermore Deafpedia supports movies in sign language. In Wikipedia there is no such function to upload and manage movies in sign language. And with a built-in-system to track changes, multi-language support and a discussion on every topic, Deafpedia is honest, transparent and unique.
How to participate?
If you want to write or change a Deafpedia article and your writing skills are good enough, you can contact us anytime. Deafpedia authors gain a special role in Deafzone where they can write and change Deafpedia articles live. Normal users cannot participate but they can post public comments on every Deafpedia article.
- Facts must be referenced. Wrong facts are evil.
- Contents should be as neutral as possible so that readers are able to form their own opinions.
- Only a chosen circle of skilled authors can write Deafpedia articles.
- Deafpedia authors are obliged to read the public comments and correct the contents if needed.
- Deafpedia articles do not break the Terms and Conditions of Deafzone.