Published on: 23rd September 2023
Happy National Week of Deaf People 2023!
Today is the International Day of Sign Languages “A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere.”
Today, we share the World Federation of the Deaf’s (WFD) vision of a world where Deaf people everywhere can sign anywhere.
A world where Deaf people are seen as a part of the natural range of human diversity, and national sign languages are celebrated and used everywhere as part of national societies.
The WFD calls upon all governments to take measures to ensure at least 50% of their children and youth know their national sign languages, as a step towards building societies in which deaf people everywhere can sign anywhere.