Empowering Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Through Education and Inspiration
HiP was originally established in 1994 to address the educational needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Estimates suggest that there are several hundred thousand deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the United States alone.
With the new HiP, we are steadfastly upholding this mission, a commitment that resonates with our readership across the globe, comprising English-speaking individuals from various countries.
Our core mission is to develop the language arts skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and to foster a love of reading. HiP also works to encourage positive self-images, to create a sense of community and to support and respect all modes of communication and technological advances for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
These goals address the low reading levels of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and also encourage tolerance and community building in a population that historically has been splintered into competing educational methodologies and communication modes.