Equality for Deaf People

The next EdSign lecture will take place at Heriot-Watt University on 22nd May:

‘Equality for Deaf People’ by Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf

Wednesday 22nd May

7pm – 8.30pm

Where: (PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE, THE EVENT WILL NOW BE IN) Mary Burton Building, Room MBG20, at Heriot-Watt University

Directions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/bmqkz2c

Bus numbers 25, X25, 34 and 45 run from Edinburgh city centre.

Equality for Deaf People celebrates the linguistic, artistic, social, political and cultural contributions and accomplishments of deaf people, focussing on recognition of sign languages and the rights of deaf people around the world. The presentation offers insights into the World Federation of the Deaf’s critical work towards achieving equality for deaf people based on the international treaty, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Colin Allen is a world leader in Deaf Community development, human rights and advocacy. He was elected President of the World Federation of the Deaf in July 2011. Among his other responsibilities, he regularly represents the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) at the United Nations Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Panel of Experts under the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Disability.

The lecture will be presented in International Sign, and will be interpreted into British Sign Language and English.

Please note the slightly later starting time of 7pm!

Free event! All welcome!

Author: Dr Svenja Wurm