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Knowledge Base Category: Statements and Position Papers

  1. Statement on the right of deaf people to equal treatment – Spanish Version
  2. Statement on the right of deaf people to equal treatment – French Version
  3. Statement on the right of deaf people to equal treatment in the context of the Global Covid-19 pandemic – ENGLISH Version
  4. 3 March 2020: WFD-WASLI Joint Statement on Access to Health Services & Interpreter Occupational Health During the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Containment Efforts
  5. 7 August 2019: WFD Position Paper on the Complementary or diametrically opposed: Situating Deaf Communities within ‘disability’ vs cultural and linguistic minority’ constructs
  6. WFD Charter on Sign Language Rights for All
  7. 12 February 2019: WFD Position Paper on Accessibility: Sign Language Interpreting and translation and technological developments
  8. 27 March 2019: WFD and IFHOH Joint Statement: Automatic Speech Recognition in Telephone Relay Services and in Captioning Services
  9. 13 June 2018 – WFD Statement at the General Debate, 11th Session of the COSP to the CRPD
  10. 11 June 2018 – Civil Society Forum Panel Statement
  11. 11 May 2018 – Deaf Community as linguistic identity or disability – Position Paper
  12. 5 June 2018 – WFD Position Paper on Inclusive Education
  13. WFD and WASLI Statement on Use of Signing Avatars
  14. WFD Statement on the Adoption and Adaptation of Technologies and Accessibility
  15. WFD Statement at the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  16. 5 October 2016: WFD Statement at the UN Social Forum 2016 Side Event on Inclusive Education
  17. 7 September 2016: WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children
  18. 31 August 2016: WFD Statement on Deaf People’s Right to Drive a Car or other Vehicles
  19. 15 August 2016: WFD Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee
  20. 16 June 2016: WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  21. 17 August 2015: WFD Statement at the 14th Session of the CRPD Committee
  22. 6 July 2015: WFD Opening Statement at the 22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf
  23. 15 April 2015: Day of General Discussion on the Right to Education of Persons with Disabilities – Speech by WFD Honorary President and EUD President Markku Jokinen
  24. 20-22 May 2014: Resolution of the 2nd International Conference “Linguistic Rights of the Deaf” Moscow, Russian Federation
  25. 15 September 2014: WFD Statement at the 12th session of the CRPD Committee
  26. 31 March 2014: WFD Statement at the 11th Session of the CRPD Committee
  27. 12 June 2014: Seventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  28. 20 May 2014: WFD Statement on Standardised Sign Language
  29. 19 February 2014: WFD Statement on Sign Language Work
  30. 25 June 2009: Statement on the Unification of Arab Sign Languages
  31. January 2007: Statement on the Unification of Sign Languages

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