National Month of Deaf People 2015

1 – 30 September

September is the International Month for Deaf People in commemoration of the first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf which took place in September 1951.

The Deaf Federation of South Africa (DeafSA) and the South African National Deaf Association (SANDA) both promote awareness of the rights of Deaf persons in South Africa.

The slogan for 2015 is “With South African sign language rights, our children can.”

The government will be sharing information on the rights of Deaf persons during the month.

Together we move South Africa forward through inclusive communities that uphold the rights of persons with disabilities to empowerment, equality, dignity, justice and self-reliance.