By | 23 Sep 2022 at 12:52 AM
International Day of Sign Languages 2022: Date, History and Importance

On September 23, 2022, the International Day of Sign Languages, we celebrate the rich diversity of sign languages and the people who use them. Sign language is the primary way that deaf people communicate. It’s a beautiful and expressive language that’s used by people from all over the world.

We hope that on September 23, 2022, everyone will take a moment to appreciate the incredible diversity of sign languages and the people who use them.

What is the International Day of Sign Languages?

The International Day of Sign Languages is commemorated on this day since the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was founded on this day in 1951, as a result of efforts by the WFD in 2017.

Sign language is believed to have originated in Africa and has been used for centuries by people in different parts of the world. Today, sign language is used by people all around the world to communicate with each other. It is especially popular in countries with a large concentration of deaf people, such as America, Canada, and Australia.

The International Day of Sign Languages celebrates the diversity of sign languages and their importance as a means of communication. It also reminds everyone that sign language is an official language, just like any other language.

Why is September chosen as the date?

International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated annually on September 23rd to raise awareness and appreciation for the deaf community and their language.

At the time, sign language was not recognized as an official language and deaf people were generally discriminated against. However, by working together, the deaf community and those who spoke sign language helped to change attitudes and eventually make sign language an official language.

Today, the deaf community continues to work hard to improve their lives and protect their language. International Day of Sign Languages is a day to celebrate their achievements and pledge to continue working together to make a positive difference in the lives of deaf people everywhere.

What are the benefits of signing?

Signing has many benefits that can be difficult to quantify. Some of the most important benefits are communication, education, and rehabilitation.

Communication is one of the primary reasons why people sign. By using signed language, people can communicate with people who do not sign as well. This is especially important for people who are deaf or have difficulty hearing.

Education is another benefit of signing. By teaching children how to sign, they can learn about the world around them and develop a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy.

Rehabilitation is another area where signing can be beneficial. People who have had surgery or injuries may find it difficult to speak or hear properly. However, by learning how to sign, they can regain some of their communication abilities and independence.

How can sign language be used in the classroom?

One of the best ways to learn sign language is to use it in the classroom. This is because you can use sign language to communicate with your classmates. You can also use sign language to teach sign language to others. This is a great way to learn and practice your skills.

Sign languages are also great for learning about other cultures. You can learn about different countries and their cultures by studying their sign languages. This will help you to understand them better.

Conclusion

On September 23, 2022, International Day of Sign Languages will be celebrated all over the world. This day commemorates the signing of the charter for the International Federation of the Deaf, and recognizes that sign languages are an essential part of deaf culture and society. In addition to celebrating sign language culture and heritage, this day is also a reminder that deaf people everywhere are united by our shared language – sign language – and deserve to be fully included in every aspect of society.