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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.

TIA... DZO

International Mother Language Day 2005
[UNESCO>Education>IMLD]
International Mother Language Day 2005 will be devoted to Braille and Sign languages. UNESCO encourages countries to focus their celebration activities to this theme.
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=27387&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=-279.html

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.
[Count Me In Calendar]
http://www.countmeincalendar.info/countme/CMICampaigns.nsf/UNIDs/75E4A9E1BD7A0F8485256D90003849D3


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