NW making effort to learn how to sign

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Children of sign language users and members of the business and voluntary communities in Londonderry are taking lessons in manual communications to help increase social integration.

“My Department is also funding the Foyle Sign Language Centre in Derry to deliver Irish and British sign language courses to the families of older generation sign language users to allow them to communicate more effectively with their parents and grandparents,” Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín stated as the Assembly last week.

“That funding also delivers deaf awareness and sign language classes to local businesses and the voluntary community to encourage greater social integration between older sign language users and the local community, as well as providing for social activities The projects contribute to the correction aim of the framework,” she said.