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Sign Language Rights Petition

Celebrate International Week of Sign Language Rights!

International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED) Petition On-Line Now @ WFD!

World Federation of the Deaf is calling individuals to sign an online petition, New Era Document, which rejects the resolutions of the 1880 Milan Congress that banned the use of sign language from educational programs for deaf children. This is a call upon all nations and people of the world to remember history and ensure that educational programs accept and respect all languages, including sign languages, and all forms of communication.

The New Era Document was first presented and signed by hundreds of people in the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) in Vancouver, Canada in July 2010.

To sign the petition visit www.petitions24.com/wfd

International Week of the Deaf is celebrated this week from 20 to 26 September 2010 throughout the world by individuals and national associations of the Deaf. This year, WFD has encouraged its national members to focus on Deaf Education, which continues to be one of the most contested issues in the history of Deaf people. www.wfdeaf.org

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