Fourth day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee

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On the final day of the WFD's participation in the 11th CRPD Session, the Committee had an interactive dialogue with the government of Costa Rica. During this dialogue the Committee asked specifically about the provision of sign language in the education of deaf children in mainstreamed and in traditional (deaf school) settings. The WFD works closely with Committee members to ensure sign language rights are an integral part of the WFDs work. The WFD team at this 11th CRPD Session has a team … [Read more...]

Third day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee

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The CRPD Committee held its Constructive Dialogue with the Azerbaijan government today. As part of this dialouge, CRPD Committee member Mr Munthian Buntan asked the government of Azerbaijan for information on the recognition of Azerbaijani Sign Language and the provision of interpreting services. The WFD is proud of the work of the Deaf member of the Azerbaijani DPO delegation, Mr Kamran Abasov, in bringing this issue before the Committee. The WFD is continuing work with the Azerbaijani deaf … [Read more...]

Second day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee

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The WFD is pleased to note the participation of deaf people in the DPO delegations to the CRPD Committee. Jenny Nilsson, known to us as the President of the WFDYS, is in Geneva as a represenative of the Swedish Deaf Association and participating in the Swedish DPO Umbrella Organization. Kamran Abasov of Azerbaijan also testified as part of the Azerbaijan DPO delegation. Abasov noted with concern the lack of professional sign language interpreter standards and the need for sign language based … [Read more...]