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Ghana Sign Language Rights for Deaf education

Ghana has no sign language rights in its laws. The author explains her opinion on why they should.
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Sign Language Needs Policy Protection in Ghana

Ghana has no sign language rights in its laws. As a result, deaf education suffers. These are the conclusions of author Mama Adobea Nii Owoo. Her opinion piece summarizes the situation of deaf education in Ghana. She also summarizes the situation of sign language. For example, one linguist found four different sign languages in Ghana. The author argues that the government needs to pass a policy to protect Ghana sign language. She also asks the government to follow the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). She argues that better Ghana sign language rights would improve deaf education.

 

 

The web page is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. But it has some accessibility barriers. For example, some images do not have descriptions for people who can’t see them.

 

Also learn about a toolkit on universal design for learning to help all students learn well. The toolkit explains for educators how to make schools more inclusive for students with disabilities. It  also explains the importance of sign language for Deaf students.

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