NATIONAL DAY OF THE SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGES

Like every year, FASOCIDE wants to celebrate the National Day of the Spanish Sign Languages, which takes place today, the 14th of June.

A large number of Deafblind people are sign language users, either tactile or distance sign language. This is why the Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People thinks it is vital to raise awareness about this language and underline its value for people with our disability, as well as to deaf people.

We would like to thank CNSE’s work, which from the very first moment it was founded back in the 14th of June 1936, has been fighting in order to make the sign language be officially recognised. This is the only way we can achieve the inclusion of people who use this language.

On this commemoration, we would like to celebrate all the success accomplished, but without forgetting that, even though the Law 27/2007 of the 23rd of October was approved 10 years ago, in which Spanish sing languages are recognised and oral communication support resources for deaf, hearing impaired, and deafblind people are regulated, there is still a lot to be done. Therefore, we will keep claiming policies and concrete measures which promotes the use of our own language since this is the only way to break down the communication barriers that we still have to face in our lives.

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