World Deaf Day and International Day of Sign languages 2020: What is the history, purpose of this day, and sign language?
Hello friends, today is International Deaf Day and International Day of Sign Language. This day is celebrated every year on 23 September. The day aims at raising awareness about the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of deaf people. The International Day of Signal Languages provides an opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identities, cultural diversity of all sign language users.
History of International Deaf Day:
The World Federation of Deaf (WFD) began observing the International Day of Sign languages. The United Nations Permanent Mission to Antigua and Barbuda and 97 UN Member States co-sponsored Resolution A / RES / 72/161. It was adopted unanimously on 19 December 2017. Subsequently, the United Nations General Assembly announced 23 September as the International Day of Sign Language intending to raise awareness about the importance of sign language in the full realization of human rights for deaf people.
What is the purpose of this day:
This International Week helps to promote awareness for human rights and the signing of languages by hosting a variety of events around the world. These activities call for the participation and participation of various stakeholders, including families, peers, government bodies, professional sign language interpreters, organizations of persons with disabilities, and civic organizations such as CBM.
What is sign language:
Sign language is one of the earliest forms of human communication. When you indicate hello or something, you usually use signs. Culture language in the deaf community is a form of visual language that uses hand gestures and body language to convey meaning.
More than 5% of people in the world are deaf: International Day of Sign languages
The International Day of Sign Language is important because more than 5% of people in the world are deaf, of which only 2% have language education. Many countries recognize sign language not as a language but only as a gesture. The International Day of Indicative Languages promotes human rights and sign language rights all over the world.
Sign Language completely natural language:
Sign language is a completely natural language. Structurally different from spoken languages. It is also an international signal. It is used by deaf people in international meetings and informally during travel and socializing. It is considered a type of sign language that is not as complex as natural sign languages and has a finite word.