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Sign language for young Haiti professionals: Improving communication

A new program teaches sign language to young Haiti professionals. In consequence, they can better communicate with deaf people in Haiti.
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A new program teaches sign language to young Haiti professionals. They learn Langue des Signes Haïtienne (Haiti sign language, LSH). In consequence, they can better communicate with deaf people in Haiti. The Institut Haïtien de Langue des Signes (IHLS) began teaching sign language in 2017. It is in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Meanwhile, participants include medical students, social workers, physiotherapists, and others. Currently, they take sign language classes for one full year. The IHLS divides the year into three semesters. Sign language for young Haiti professionals increases their awareness about deaf people.

Author Marie Michelle Felicien published this article in Global Press News in 2018. This web page is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. But it has some accessibility barriers. For example, some images use alternative tags to describe them. But others do not.

Also explore other resources about deaf people in Haiti. Or, explore other resources about deaf awareness.

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