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Re: [Debconf-team] Wheelchair accessibility of Fuller?

> Am 01.04.2016 um 11:19 schrieb Bernelle Verster <bernellev@gmail.com>:
> Please see below - great about the sign language thing as well!

Just an info which is probably not that widely known:
Sign languages are quite local, so in ZA people speak SASL (South African Sign Language).
Foreign hearing impaired people trained in say ASL (American Sign Language) or DGS (Deutsche Gebärdensprache - German Sign Language) will have a hard time understanding an interpreter. Similarly to hearing people spoken to in language they may grasp a foreign word or two off each sentence but not more.
So such an interpreter would be very useful if (and only if) local South African hearing impaired people are joining us for (probably) open weekend.

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