[EDLING:113] Toronto: Deaf protesters demand use of sign language
Francis M. Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Sun May 13 13:35:27 UTC 2007
Globe and Mail
Deaf protesters demand use of sign language
TORONTO -- Dozens of deaf protesters rallied outside the Ontario Legislature
yesterday to demand the use of American Sign Language and its francophone
counterpart, Langue des signes Québécoise, in schools for the deaf.
The Ontario Association of the Deaf said it won the right to have ASL and LSQ
used in classrooms in 1989, but the province still hasn't enacted the necessary
The protesters complained there are no minimum standards for teachers or
interpreters for deaf students, and no curriculum using sign language.
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