A visual language for visual art
During International Week of Deaf People and for the month ahead, we invite you to try this activity https://www.dublincastle.ie/isl-visual-art/ and to explore our Irish Sign Language resources in our dedicated web space, a unique initiative among Irish cultural institutions:
Find out more on sign languages around the world and on this year’s theme “We Sign for Human Rights”
We Sign for Human Rights
The International Day of Sign Languages is an unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. The 2021 theme, declared by the World Federation of the Deaf, is “We Sign For Human Rights,” highlighting how each of us – deaf and hearing people around the world – can work together hand in hand to promote the recognition of our right to use sign languages in all areas of life.
According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages.