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March 21, 2016

How terrific, Erika - A momentous time to be in Malta!

Congratulations to everyone -

Val ;-)

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On Mar 21, 2016, at 4:40 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

It's an exciting time to be in Malta! I had the pleasure to get to celebrate with some of the key players following the decision and feel very fortunate to have been able to witness the occasion!

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On 3/18/16 9:20 AM, Marie Alexander wrote:
I just wanted to share the wonderful news that Maltese Sign Language (LSM)
is now an official language in Malta.
Hi Marie Alexander,

That's great news!  I added a new section to the Wikipedia page on the legal recognition of sign languages.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_recognition_of_sign_languages#Malta

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.
Yes, there is so much work to be done, but it's work that is worth doing.

SignWriting is important for the development of real literacy and expression.  I look forward to hearing more about the future of Maltese Sign Language.

Regards,
-Steve


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