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Recognize LSA as the official language for the Argentine Deaf community

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Our community is struggling for the national legal recognition of Argentine Sign Language as our linguistic and cultural patrimony. We believe, as you know, it will be a major advance for our community if Argentine Sign Language is recognized as our natural language by the Argentine government.

In our country Argentine Sign Language and Deaf culture are not considered and therefore we practically have no human rights –there are no interpreters neither in hospitals nor in Universities, oralism is still very strong in education, Deaf culture is not recognized, Deaf people are still considered as handicapped, inequalities are reproduced with regard to our community.

Therefore we are asking for institutional supports from different institutions within Argentina and abroad. We expect to be able to receive from the WFD a letter of support regarding Argentine Sign Language legal recognition as the linguistic-cultural patrimony of Argentine Deaf Community. Your support is really very important for us as it will really make an impact.y someone should support this petition.



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