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23 September: International Day of Sign Languages 2019 Theme, Details, Aim

 

 

23 September: International Day of Sign Languages 2019 Theme, Details, Aim

International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) is observed every year on 23rd September around the world to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.

International Day of Sign Languages 2019 is the 2nd edition of celebrations and its theme for 2019 is “Sign Language Rights for All”.

International Day of Sign Languages was first declared in the year 2017, by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The first International Day of Sign Languages was celebrated on 23rd September 2018 as part of the International Week of the Deaf, which took place on 24th -30th  September 2018.

International Day of Sign Languages date on 23 September as it commemorates the date when the WFD (World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was formed in the year 1951.

International Day of Sign Languages promotes sign languages that are full-fledged natural languages, just structurally different from spoken languages.

In India, an autonomous body called as Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, celebrates Sign Language Day every year.


 

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