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First Filipino Sign Language training held for health workers in Calabarzon

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The training aims to equip health workers with the tools to communicate with patients who have hearing impairment

Photo from DOH Calabarzon

New law orders gov't, schools, media to use Filipino Sign Language

Nov 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Republic Act 11106 declares Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf

Deaf students say a short prayer in sign language before the start of their class during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Starbucks opens first sign language store in US

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:30 AM

All staff members are required to communicate with customers using sign language

The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

Senate passes bill promoting Filipino sign language

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Senate Bill 1455 aims to establish FSL as the official language of the deaf community to 'promote their identity, expression, and communication'

WATCH: Meet the sign language interpreters of Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Get to know the 3 sign language interpreters who helped Metro Manila Pride 2018's deaf community #RiseUpTogether

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PRIDE MARCH. Photo from Rappler

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:21 PM

Koko became the subject of books, television shows and press reports after learning more than 1,000 words in American Sign Language

Famed sign-language gorilla Koko dies in California US | animal | gorilla

How the deaf use social media for their advocacies

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication and use these to push for advocacies such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill

SIGN LANGUAGE. Faculty members and students of DLS-CSB's School of Deaf Education and Applies Studies take part in the Social Good Summit 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Netizens praise sign language interpreters in Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Is the sign language inset for the second Comelec sanctioned presidential debate enough?

Cebu groups join forces for PWD-inclusive 2016 elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The persons with disability community in Cebu hopes its actions will eventually help amplify the sector s voice in national governance

FULLY-ABLED NATION. Persons with Disability Leaders from all over Cebu Province commit to a disability-inclusive 2016 presidential elections.Photo by JP Maunes

Cebu City pushes for the rights of deaf Filipinos

Aug 08, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Does your local government recognize the rights of persons with disabilities?

Perils of being a sign language interpreter in the PH

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Sign language interpreting is a back breaking job but is also one of the most noble professions in the world Without interpreters deaf persons would be disenfranchised

Mandela signer admitted to psychiatric hospital

Dec 19, 2013 - 3:15 PM

The Star newspaper reports Thamsanqa Jantjie s wife Siziwe had taken her husband for a check up to a psychiatric hospital near Johannesburg on Tuesday

'FLAPPING HIS ARMS' In these combination pictures taken on December 10, 2013 US President Barack Obama delivers a speech next to a sign language interpreter (R) during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP/Alexander Joe

Mandela memorial sign language interpreter a 'fraud'

Dec 12, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The interpreter who translated eulogies including those of US President Barack Obama and Mandela s grandchildren looked as if he was trying to swat a few flies away from his face and his head

'FLAPPING HIS ARMS' In these combination pictures taken on December 10, 2013 US President Barack Obama delivers a speech next to a sign language interpreter (R) during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP/Alexander Joe