This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information to mark the upcoming International Day of Sign Languages on 23 September 2019.Jump to full report >>
In 2017, the United Nations (UN) designated 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages. This briefing marks the 2019 day by providing a summary of the history of sign languages, their use today and current debates around the teaching of British Sign Language (BSL) in the UK.
Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0116
Author: Chris E Smith
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