Atfaluna Society | Sign Language Program
October 21, 2017 - 19:03م
أطفالنا العربية

Sign Language Program

Sign language is the primary language for deaf persons with which they can express their feelings and needs. Palestinian sign language is considered the corner stone for deaf culture in Palestine and which helped establish their independent identity. Year after year the language developed bringing with it the history of previous deaf generations.

The sign language training program in ASDC welcomes all persons of the community with special emphasis on family members of deaf persons and other service provision staff members including doctors, social workers, private and public school teachers, police officers and university students.

 

Aim of the Program: The program aims to develop Palestinian sign language in a way which enhances and spreads sign language in order to ease communication and integration of deaf persons within their households and in the community as a whole. Bolstering integration of deaf persons will allow them to convey their thoughts and feelings and help them in understanding their surroundings thus be part of it.

 

The sign language training program works to:

  • Implement beginners, intermediate and advanced level sign language training courses throughout the year

  • Carry out specialized academic sign language courses

  • Continuously update and develop sign language to make sure it keeps up with other spoken languages

  • Provision of sign language interpretation in court, police stations, hospitals, etc.

  • Take part in formulating pressure groups to advocate in support of deaf persons and their rights

  • The production of sign language awareness brochures and the participation in a variety of sign language awareness activities

 

Contact Information

2828495 - 2865468-(8ـ00972)

atfaluna@atfaluna.net

2017