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International Day of Sign Languages

Published Thursday, September 5, 2019

This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information to mark the upcoming International Day of Sign Languages on 23 September 2019.

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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

Topics: Adult education, Disability discrimination, Equality, Patient rights and complaints, Schools, Special educational needs

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