CODA series: Sign Language

I have been using sign language all my life. I grew up in a 'deaf family', where both my parents are deaf. They have been signing at me since I was a newborn and I have been signing back for longer than I have been talking. By the time I started school, I was bi-lingual, …

International Day of Sign Languages

Today - September 23 - is International Day of Sign Languages, which serves to highlight the importance and significance of sign languages for deaf and hearing impaired people around the world. According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are about 72 million deaf people worldwide using over 300 different sign languages. In Ireland, …