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Round Up of Deaf Organisation Support for the Italian Deaf Community

Here's a round up of deaf organisation support:

European Union of the Deaf Youth

European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters
Letter of Support - in Italian [PDF]. And with Google Translate.

World Federation of the Deaf:
WFD expressed its support for the recognition of the Italian sign language

And their letter can be found here [PDF].

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
Letter of support in Italian [PDF] and Google Translate.

European Union of the Deaf
Letter from the EUD signed by 29 member countries

EUD letter. EUD President Berglind Stefansdottir & Board Member Humberto Insolera officially handed the EUD support letter signed by delegates from 29 EUD member countries to Sebastiano Manciagli, the board member of the Italian Association of the Deaf.

Austrian Deaf Association, Austria:
Letter to the Italian ambassador

British Deaf Association, United Kingdom:
BDA supports recognition of Italian Sign Language (LIS)

Canadian Association of the Deaf
Letter Doug Momotiuk, President CAD and the same letter in French.

The Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) strongly supports the recognition of the Italian Sign Language.

Irish Deaf Society, Ireland:
Press Release from the Irish Deaf Society: Vigil at the Italian Embassy, Dublin

German Deaf Association (Deutscher Gehoerlosen-Bund e.V. or DGB)

Letter in support of LIS, in English and a translation in German.

National Association of the Deaf, USA
NAD supports recognition of Italian Sign Language (LIS)

Did I miss an organisation out? Let me know - I will add them. Your national deaf organisation not on this list? Nag them, and ask them to put it online. Ultimately this is an international issue, and Italy has asked the world for support.

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