Just as English, Yoruba, Spanish, French and other languages are important, so is Sign language.
For without it, we will never achieve a truly inclusive development.
Special thanks to our sign language interpreter, Ademibolanle Ajijala, & all our volunteer Sign language interpreters; thank you for bridging the gap. Gracias!
Happy International Sign Language Day.
Learning sign language skill can show the deaf community that they are not left behind, that they have the same access to communication with the rest of the world as anyone else, and that their voices should never be muted or disregarded. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, no matter the circumstances.
As the world celebrates International Sign Language Day (September 23), I identify with my friends that are hard of hearing, sign language interpreters around the world who connect us to the world of the deaf, and our deaf fellows at Project Enable Africa.
Until it becomes extinct, it will be increasingly important for human secretaries and receptionists to have sign language interpretation skills in other to keep their jobs. Actually, this is long overdue. In case you are looking for ideas for inclusion, you can start with these:
- Sign language should be one of the languages learned from elementary schools.
- Sign language should become a basic requirement for secretaries, receptionists, & the first point of contact for workplaces, public buildings, and service providers.