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 Рin 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