Welcome to coda+, my blog for codas, adult children of deaf adults, who add one ore more cultures to their deaf and hearing heritage. Here, I am inviting you to discuss matters that seem relevant to us in writing or in sign. This blog is not affiliated with any organization and neither I, nor any of the contributors or authors speak for other codas, nor do we give advice. There are pages open to the public but most discussions on this blog are private. If you are a coda, know me personally and would like to participate in this blog as a reader, commentator or co-author, please contact me, get a wordpress ID and become a member of this blog upon invitation. Members will find the source material in a google-docs file. Contact me at: oya@signsandwords.com

The public sites allow us to present our thoughts to non-codas in a non-academic format. Although there is a considerable amount of literature out there, most authors are non-codas writing about codas as their objects of study. Since interpreter training programs and higher education does not accommodate first-language signers, many of us have come to practice our profession on non-academic paths. Therefore, our active presence in academic discussion as  is limited, especially for multicultural codas. So, if you have a piece of writing to share that you think will go well on this blog, please contact me. All authors keep the rights for their contributions published on this blog.



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coda+ is not affiliated with and is not representing any organization such as CODA International or Coda d.a.ch. although individual contributors may be members of these organizations. Nor do any of the contributors represent other Adult Children of Deaf Adults, multicultural or not.
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All contributors are asked to be polite and not to give advice. Keep in mind that the understanding of politeness may differ vigorously among cultures meeting on this blog. All contributors take full responsibility and ownership of their signed, spoken or written texts. Should you link to this blog or use, reproduce or republish the information contained on this website, you alone are responsible for that action and should credit this website along with the particular author by name and URL.
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  1. Thank you, Oya, for this fabulous article. It was an incredible pleasure to meet you in Berlin this year. I am SO appreciative of your wonderful insights to take this entire topic of the many ways children can grow up cross-culturally to the sphere of CODA and other disabilities as well. When I did the revision, I knew that I had barely begun to see the scope of how many types of experiences might be included as CCKs but I hoped the discussion could start so that others might add to it – just as you have! Thanks. And your CODA circle is on my slides now! Thanks. Ruth Van Reken

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