November 20, 2013
The Nippon Foundation has been involved in its own project on sign language.
One of the pillars of the Foundation’s programs for deaf people is to promote instruction in their local sign language, supporting educational initiatives of the Deaf in the belief they will make a major step toward enabling deaf people themselves to give full play to their talents and abilities.
In collaboration with the Foundation, Dr. James Woodward, a former professor at Gallaudet University in the United States and a leading authority on sign linguistics, has been involved in educational programs for the deaf and has achieved notable success in instituting programs to promote sign language in Thailand, Vietnam, and other countries.
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