Celebrate Deaf Awareness... this week!



Celebrate Deaf Awareness... this week!



Date:  19 Sep 2011

The last full week of September is “Deaf Awareness Week”. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) first launched “International Day of the Deaf” in 1958 and it has continued every year, gradually becoming a week-long celebration. Finally in 2007, the General Assembly at the United Nations adopted Deaf Awareness Week.

This international and national event is an opportunity to celebrate and promote deaf culture, American Sign Language and deaf heritage. Different organizations find creative ways to celebrate with activities including library displays, interpreted story hours, open houses in residential schools and mainstream programs, exhibit booths in shopping malls, sign language lessons, and material distribution.

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