The Irish Deaf Community Celebrates Irish Sign Language Awareness Week
From Monday 20th September to the following Sunday, Deaf people all over the world celebrate “International Week of Deaf People 2021.” This is an annual event promoted by the World Federation of the Deaf and the theme this year is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities.”
In Ireland, led by the Irish Deaf Society, the Deaf Community celebrates this week by hosting “Irish Sign Language Awareness Week”. Each day has a different theme and Deaf organisations will have a mix of online and face to face events throughout the week. You can visit the Irish Deaf Society website for more information and a listing of events at www.deaf.ie.
Cherishing Deaf History – Monday 20th September 2021
Sustainable Deaf Leadership – Tuesday 21st September 2021
Sign Languages for All Deaf Learners – Wednesday 22nd September 2021
We Sign for Human Rights! – Thursday 23rd September 2021
Intersectional Deaf Communities – Friday 24th September 2021
Deaf Culture and Arts – Saturday 25th September 2021
Human Rights in Times of Crisis – Sunday 26th September 2021
Visit our support page Coronavirus ISL Support for news, ISL translations and links to resources. This section of our website will be a hub for ISL content and we are inviting other organisations to share their information with us and we will add to it.
The IDS is here with you during this difficult time.