INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SIGN LANGAUGES

Today, on the 23rd September 2018, for the first time the International Day of Sign Languages is taking place and  Deafblind people are celebrating it.

UN declared a short while ago the official celebration of this day at international level on today’s date, a day in which the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was established back in 1951. UN stated that sign languages are natural languages to all intents and purposes. Thus, they are as valid as the oral languages they coexist with.

A significant number of Deafblind people are Sign Language users, wether they use tactile or distance Sign Language, which means that for us it is crucial to recognise and celebrate this day globally. This is the only way to raise awareness about its value and to give visibility to our language internationally.

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