Category: Sign Language Rights

Content on the human rights of Deaf and deafblind people to access their environment via their native signed language if they wish to do so. For more information, please see the Basic Disabilities Portal.
  • A Community-Based Sign Language Programme in Uganda
    • This article discusses the development of a community of people who are deaf in Uganda and the ways in which they have been able to create educational and employment opportunities creating an inclusive learning environment.
  • Language Policy and SASL: Interpreters in the Public Service
    • This book chapter argues that South African Sign Language (SASL) is central to the advocacy of the South African Deaf community's advocacy for equal human rights. It also argues that professional SASL interpreters must become an integral part of the public service and should be readily available in public areas. PDF format.
  • Language Rights Fellowship of OSISA
    • The Language Rights Fellowship of the Open Society Institute of Southern Africa works to create a society that cherishes and promotes the use and development of indigenous African languages, including Sign Languages, as instruments for day to day communication and for the emancipation, education and development of Africans.
  • New Zealand Sign Language Translation and Summary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • This page leads you to two series of video clips. The first set of video clips summarizes and explains each article of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New Zealand Sign Language. The second set of video clips provides a translation of each CRPD article into New Zealand Sign Language.
  • Promoting Sign Language as a Development and Human Rights Issue
    • This paper outlines the challenges and achievements in efforts at developing and promoting Sign Language in Southern Africa with special reference to 10 countries in which the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has a mandate to operate.
  • World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
    • This is the site for the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters. It is designed to meet needs for information and support, and to bring interpreters up to date news of what is happening in the international sign language interpreting profession.