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Welcome to The Deaf Village!

So, you've found The Deaf Village, but you don't know what on earth is going on? Well, don't worry! We're here to help. Most people can find The Village a little bit daunting at first, but once you get the hang of things, it can really start to feel like home.

Introduction

Perhaps you're wondering what all this is about? Who we are? What we do? Well, for the most part we are deaf or hard of hearing people who want somewhere on the Net where we can go and chat, feel safe and secure while we're at it, and be amongst friends. The Deaf Village allows us to do just that.

Joining The Village is quick, easy, and best of all, it's completely free!

Getting Started

The very first thing you need to do is to get registered. The registration process is quite straightforward, and it only takes a few minutes to complete the registration form.

If you're not already registered, if you have any questions about the registration process, or if you having problems with registrations, read The Deaf Village Registration Guide to find out more.

If you're an old hand at this sort of thing, once you get registered you might like to read The Deaf Village Quick Start Guide instead. Written for the more experienced forum user, it'll give you enough information to get up and running with the Village as quickly as possible.

Getting Around

The Deaf Village doesn't look like most other forums on the Net, and navigating the site can be confusing if you don't understand what's going on.

If you're having trouble getting about the place, don't know where to find things, or just don't understand how it all works, read The Deaf Village Navigation Guide to find out more.

Posting

Once you're happy with how to get about the place, it won't be long before you'll want to join in and make a posting. When you're new at these things, it all seems like a big deal - but don't despair, help is at hand with The Deaf Village Posting Guide. Come on, make a posting and join in!

E-Mail

Did you know that you can send messages to other Villagers? You can read all about sending messages in The Deaf Village E-Mail Guide.

Community

Once you get settled in you might want to check out The Deaf Village Community Guide. You'll find out all about why and how The Deaf Village came into being, why people post where they do, who (and what!) is a Moderator, and all sorts of useful hints and tips gathered together from the Villagers own experiences. Read the guide to find out more.

Questions?

You've read all this and you've still got questions about The Deaf Village? Don't worry! Why not browse through our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)? You're bound to find an answer in there!

Go to The Deaf Village

When you feel ready, you can click this link to go straight to The Village Login Page. Welcome to the Village!