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Sign Bilingualism is a human right

16 November 2012

Deaf Australians have been celebrating National Week of Deaf People between 20th and 26th October 2012. The celebrations started with a breakfast event at NSW Parliament House on Saturday. This was hosted by Deaf Australia (NSW), the Parents’ Council of Deaf Children and the Deaf Society of NSW. It was an important event because a number of MPs were present. The whole event was based on the WFD’s theme – “Sign Bilingualism is a Human Right”. Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of Deaf People, gave a rousing keynote speech and a short film, based on the same theme and produced by the Deaf Youth Group was shown.