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March 18, 2016

Here, here! I second the congratulations to the Deaf Community of Malta!

Malta is ahead of many countries ;-)

The Maltese Deaf Community may be tiny, as you say, but they are setting an excellent example for the world. And I am sure your efforts, Maria, have made a major contribution...

Thank you for informing us - 

Val ;-)

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> On Mar 18, 2016, at 8:21 AM, Carlos Machado Oliveira <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Congratulations to the Deaf community of Malta. 
> 
> We all hope the law will help bring great advances for the community's campaigns! 
> 
> Best
> 
> Machado
> 
> From: "Marie Alexander" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Friday, 18 March, 2016 11:20:10
> Subject: Maltese Sign Language made official
> 
> Dear Friends,
> I just wanted to share the wonderful news that Maltese Sign Language (LSM) is now an official language in Malta.
> The Bill became law on Wednesday 16th, less than 48 hours ago.  I was in Parliament with some members of the 
> Deaf community.
> 
> Hopefully, this will make a difference to many here, particularly to youngsters at school but also to the adults.
> There is, of course, a lot of work to be done to enable the law to make a difference but this is the first big step.
> Signwriting will play an important role as we hope to develop resources through it too.
> 
> I wouldn't be surprised if some of you saw one of the photos that went floating across smartphones within minutes.
> 
> I thought you would all be pleased about this.  The Maltese Deaf community is tiny but they make up for it in other ways.
> 
> Regards to all,
> Marie Alexander
> Malta
> 
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