All State Parliaments and the German Parliament may implement Article 24 paragraphs 3 and 4 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in order to promote the topic of sign language at all levels of education in German-speaking countries.
Deaf Girl: "I wish my teachers could speak sign language!"
Father: "Will my child understand her teacher and the other children when school starts?"
From the petition video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0kn0uJT8Xk
It's all legal - with the UN Disability Rights Convention, deaf children and adults since 2009 have the right in Germany to:
- Sign language acquisition
- Education in sign language
- Sign language teachers
=> At all levels of the education system
Discrimination is not new! For about 140 years (see "The Milan Conference" on the Education of the Deaf) many educators *, specialists * and officials * consider sign language inferior to oral modes of communication and deafness an unfortunate disability. This is a fatal error that affects all German-speaking areas. Although it was legally remedied in 2009 with the UN Disability Rights Convention, the concrete implementation of resources for the Deaf is determined by the state.
Dear readers - you too can contribute something! Sign this petition - for barrier-free education for Lilli, as well as many other children, adolescents and adults, and mothers and fathers in similar situations.
Dear officials, ministers, and administrators - reduce barriers to education and society! Enable barrier-free learning and living! Put Article 24 paragraph 3 and 4 of the UN DRC in Saxony.
As Netzwerk BilingualERleben, consisting of professionals and stakeholders, we are very willing to discuss!
Best regards, Netzwerk BilingualERleben; Spokeswoman Magdalena Stenzel
This petition is supported by the Bundeselternverband gehörloser Kinder e.V.
More information about deaf children/sign language/CI:
Ein Beispiel Gebärdensprache und Cochela Implantat - bilingual www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/gehoerlose-kinder-stumm-in-zwei-welten-12780690.html
Im Namen aller Unterzeichner/innen.
Berlin, 17.01.2018 (aktiv bis 15.06.2018)