International Day of Sign Languages
International Day of Sign Languages is observed on September 23 each year to spread global awareness about the importance of sign language in the upliftment of people who are deaf. It provides a unique opportunity for supporting and protecting the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of deaf people and other sign language users across the world. The day was observed for the first time in 2018.
The theme for this yearâ€™s International Day of Sign Languages is â€œWe Sign For Human Rightsâ€. It emphasizes the importance of international collaboration for the promotion of the use of sign language in all aspects of the life.