The Official Dictionary of the Dominican Sign Language Launches with Support from Ecuador

Global, August 1 2020

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Official Dictionary of the Dominican Sign Language is the result of the joint effort of the National Council on Disability (CONADIS), the Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the National Association of the Deaf of the Dominican Republic (ANSORDO), with the support of the Federation National Deaf People of Ecuador (FENASEC) and the National Council for Equality of Disabilities (CONADIS Ecuador).


It had the participation of a large representation of people with hearing disabilities at the national level, from different associations, universities and public and private institutions.
The construction of this dictionary represents the support to Dominican hearing impaired people, through documentation, study and recognition of their language of expression and communication.

The cultural value of this dictionary is extraordinary in two aspects: on the one hand it becomes a tool to promote the inclusion of this population, on the other it represents the recognition of the cultural and community value of sign language, which is registered as part of Dominican cultural heritage and identity, not only among people with hearing disabilities, but also in society as a whole.

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