A manual on sign language work in developing countries

WFD and FAD partners in publishing a manual on sign language work within development co-operation.

In which ways is sign language work relevant for the improvement of human rights of deaf people in developing countries – in their strive for equal opportunities and access to society? What does an organisation need to bear in mind when it works with a deaf community in a developing country context? How can I as a foreigner in a developing country communicate respect and gain the trust of the local deaf community? Why is it crucial that I learn the local sign language? What is the connection between vitalizing a sign language and empowering the signing deaf community? Why is it important to document and conduct research into the country’s own sign language(s)?

Further read at: http://www.unapeda.asso.fr/article.php3?id_article=2289