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Our former study visitor meets with EU leaders at Brussels conference on sign language recognition

19 January, 2017

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We are pleased to share that our former visiting research student has met with leaders in Brussels to push for greater recognition of sign languages in the EU. As a member of the Japanese Federation of the Deaf’s Welfare and Labor Committee, our study visitor Makoto Iwayama (second from right) represented Japan with JFD leaders in late September for a conference in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament entitled ‘Multilingualism and equal rights in the EU: the role of sign languages’. They met with Adam Cosa MEP, as well as Mark Wheatley, executive director of the European Union of the Deaf. Mr Iwayama said:

“These meetings helped us to understand the current progress being made toward the recognition of sign languages in EU member states. The experience has had a useful influence on us and on the Japanese deaf community.”

Congratulations to Mr Iwayama and the JFD for a successful delegation to this exciting conference.

 

 

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