Video on Sign Language Education for Children

October 18, 2013
Source: World Federation of the Deaf

I'm delighted to share that we are launching a new advocacy video on the right to education in sign language for deaf children, in conjunction with a global conference on equality for deaf people, organized by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in Sydney, Australia this week. http://youtu.be/WwksMw6Ar_s 

 

We hope the video will be useful in showing the challenges faced by deaf children and young people, and the opportunities sign language education offers them.

 

We would appreciate your help in sharing the video link with your colleagues and networks, including by Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtags  #deaf #signlanguage #education  

 

Suggested tweets:

VIDEO: "A deaf child’s mind is as good as a hearing child’s mind.” #deaf #signlanguage #education  @HRW http://youtu.be/WwksMw6Ar_s

 

VIDEO:“Deaf children and young people worldwide are too often denied their right to education.” @HRW #deaf #education http://youtu.be/WwksMw6Ar_s

 

VIDEO: “Our disability only affects our hearing, not our mind.” @HRW #deaf #signlanguage #education   http://youtu.be/WwksMw6Ar_s

 

“Sign language is critical for deaf people to be able to express themselves and learn.” @HRW #education #signlanguage http://youtu.be/WwksMw6Ar_s

 

Key quotes:

“It is only by learning sign language that deaf children can fully communicate.”

“Today, deaf children and young people worldwide are too often denied their right to education.”

“It’s possible for the deaf to learn anything, but what should happen is that they should have people who can communicate with them very well.  People who can use sign language.  People who understand the way they react.”

“Our disability only affects our hearing, not our mind.  A deaf child’s mind is as good as a hearing child’s mind.”