WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children

Autor/a: World Federation of the Deaf WFD
Año: 2016
Editorial: World Federation of Deaf, 2016
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) recognises that sign languages are equal in status to spoken languages and should be respected and promoted. 
  • Deaf children have a right to fully develop their cultural and linguistic identity (Article 30 of the UN CRPD). 
  • Deaf children have historically faced many barriers to quality education, including a denial of quality education in sign language which has led to a denial of their rights.