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From: "Don Osborn" <dzo@xxxxxx>
To: qalam @ yahoogroups . com
Subject: IMLD, 2/21/05: Braille & sign languages
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:57:41 -0000
The annual International Mother Language Day celebration this year has as a theme braille and sign languages used by blind and deaf people. I am aware that there are diverse traditional/indigenous sign language systems around the world (e.g., Hausa, Inuit), but are there different forms of braille writing or "symbols" used traditionally among diverse cultures for communication with/among the blind?
Some more info on IMLD and links are appended.
International Mother Language Day 2005
International Mother Language Day 2005 will be devoted to Braille and Sign languages. UNESCO encourages countries to focus their celebration activities to this theme.
International Mother Language Day
21 February 2005
Proclaimed by UNESCO in November 1999, and observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
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