France hosts the World

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France is hosting the XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Paris from 23-27 July 2019. About 3000 persons from all over the glob are expected to attend this exceptional event organized by the French National Federation of the Deaf.

The Congress theme, “Sign Language Rights for All” highlights that full enjoyment of linguistic rights is vital in facilitating the full inclusion of the Deaf Community within society.

All information about the congress can be found on www.wfdcongress2019.org

International Sign Language, French Sign Language, English and French are the official languages of the Congress.

The congress programme will cover six main topics:

  • Sign Language and Deaf Studies
  • Deaf Education
  • International Cooperation and Development
  • Technology and Accessibility
  • Health
  • Employment

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