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Signing is cool!

Learning sign language is super cool! Want to know why? Here are the top 12 reasons why we should learn sign language:
  1. You can make friends with the deaf.
  2. You can communicate across the room without shouting.
  3. You can sign through glass windows.
  4. You can communicate in secret codes.
  5. You can sign with your mouth full.
  6. You can sign underwater.
  7. You can dance more expressively.
  8. You can eavesdrop with your eyes.
  9. You can talk to babies faster.
  10. You can communicate in noisy places.
  11. You can add one more language than you know.
  12. You can help promote deaf equality.

Isn’t that exciting? Learn sign language now!

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International Sign Language Day

International Week of the Deaf

International Day of Sign Languages has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and will be celebrated annually on 23 September beginning in 2019. It’s objective is to raise awareness about sign languages and strengthen the status of sign languages worldwide. 

This event also will take place as part of the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf), which is celebrated in the last full week of September.

Sign language is a critical prerequisite to ensure the full participation of deaf people in their communities and to ensure the full realization of their human rights. Governments must provide support for early acquisition to sign language and provide inclusive quality bilingual education. In addition, governments must provide and fund professional and trained sign language interpreters to enable the participation of deaf people in society.

International Week of the Deaf 2019 Banner Theme

The legal recognition of national sign languages as official languages is critical for the inclusion of deaf people in their societies. This legal recognition will aid with the implementation and realization of the rights outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the 2030 Agenda, making the mottos “Nothing About Us Without Us” to “Leave No One Behind” a reality.

Source: World Federation of the Deaf Official Website