International Day of Sign Languages, Friday 23 September

For International Day of Sign Languages (Friday 23 September) we stand with the World Federation of the Deaf in our dream of building inclusive communities for all.

Sign language is a form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC helps people who don‘t speak with their mouths to communicate. Many people with Down syndrome use AAC to communicate.

We have created a video (watch via YouTube) to show the ways we communicate and how to make sure everyone is included. We would be very grateful if you would share our video with your followers by email or social media.

We are taking this opportunity to promote the Listen Include Respect guidelines which includes information about inclusive communication.
Further information:

Down Syndrome International