As a further area of interest to explore, readers are encouraged to visit http://mdrl.educ.ualberta.ca/, home of the Minerva Deaf Research Lab. According to Boechler (2013), this lab:
is an active research lab focused on conducting and disseminating research relevant to the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students...a wide variety of research topics related to understanding the cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence the acquisition of language and reading for deaf individuals"
This website provides an extensive overview of current and past research conducted by the lab, as well as volunteer opportunities within the lab environment, requests for study participants, events, publications, and a great deal more. The Minerva Deaf Research Lab is affiliated with the University of Alberta (whose Deaf Education Program is now closed).