Sign language storytelling project wins WISE award

Project in Argentina uses text, pictures, spoken, and sign language to enable deaf children to enjoy family stories.

    A project in Argentina to introduce young deaf children to books is one of the six winners at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha.

    The project was launched in 2011 by the Canales Civil Association, with the collaboration of Argentina's deaf community and funding from the Inter-American Development Bank.

    "Signing is a visual language and has different characteristics from written Spanish," said Anahi Ezagui, an interpreter.

    "It's a complete and complicated language. You can say everything in sign language and tell all stories but first we must do the work of interpreting from one language to the other." 

    The project's team use text, pictures, spoken, and sign language which enable deaf children to enjoy family stories that previously they might not have had access to - stories the rest of us take for granted.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.