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Workshop: Strengthening deaf communities through applied sign linguistics

1 November, 2013

A workshop on using applied sign linguistics to build the capacity of deaf communities will be hosted by the iSLanDS Institute on Saturday 1 March 2014 at the University of Central Lancashire. The key question addressed by this workshop is:

How can the emerging field of applied sign linguistics build the capacity of deaf communities around the world?

The iSLanDS Institute believes that applied sign linguistics is the key to stronger deaf communities. Through academic research and capacity building, deaf people become empowered to develop their knowledge, skills and awareness. We invite you to join us in sharing experiences of applied sign linguistics, and make plans for future projects. The workshop will feature discussion and presentations from experts who have experience of working with deaf communities in several countries, including India, Turkey, Jordan and Indonesia.

The workshop is free of cost, and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be BSL/English interpretation and catering throughout the day. Please note that places are limited, so email iSLanDS academic coordinator Simeon Hart ( to book your place. A complete workshop programme and venue confirmation will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

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