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Sign Language Rights 5 Points

September 11, 2009

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SIGN LANGUAGE RIGHTS

FIVE POINTS

  1. Recognizing and promoting the use of Sign languages (ASL and LSQ), including recognition of and respect for Deaf culture and identity.
  2. Recognizing bilingual education in both national Sign languages (ASL & LSQ) and spoken languages (English & French).
  3. Providing live assistance, including professional Sign language interpreters, to facilitate accessibility to meetings, services, education, and businesses that are all open to the general Canadian public.
  4. Hiring of teachers, including Deaf teachers, who are qualified in Sign language and training of professionals and staff who work at all levels of education for the Deaf.
  5. Implementing Video Relay Services (VRS) within one year and not in 2013, and ensuring wider and more public accessibility to other telecommunication technologies and internet assisted interpreting services to all Deaf Canadians and the general population.