We Take On: International Sign Language Day

Yesterday, the world came together in support of the cultural diversity and linguistic community of all deaf people and other sign language users.

There are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide, with more than 80% of them living in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages.

September 23rd is the day in which the identity and capability of all these people are celebrated. It encourages local, national and global leaders to use sign language in partnership with national associations of deaf people in each country, as well as other deaf-led organisations in the