Author Archives: Tim Mitchell

International Week of Deaf People & International Day of Sign Languages

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. Sign languages are fully fledged natural languages, structurally distinct from the spoken languages. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes […]

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Local Council To Become ‘(D) deaf friendly

I was so pleased to see that Antrim and Newtownabbey are to become a ‘D(d)eaf-friendly’ council.😊 The local authority will commit to providing signing on their social media videos. The council is also likely to: Appoint a “deaf champion” Introduce sign courses for staff Commit to approving deaf awareness (working with neighbouring councils and deaf […]

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