Deaf community requests enactment of the sign language law

The Deaf community in Japan has steadily moved toward to the enactment of the "Sign Language Law" aiming at the development of a social environment in which the sign language as a communication means for the Deaf is easy-to-use.

The domestic legal systems procedure for the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is underway by next spring. The organizations of the Deaf have appealed that they want a friendly society so that they might use the sign language anywhere in a dignified manner when it be approved as a 'Language' in the law.

The enactment of the Sign Language Law has been an earnest goal since the Japanese Federation of the Deaf was established in 1947.

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