EU promotes sign language project to facilitate access to institutions

Project to improve communication between EU institutions and the deaf and hard of hearing

The European Commission is promoting a new pilot project to improve communication between the European institutions and the deaf and hard of hearing. The pilot project aims to help develop solutions for the nearly one million deaf or hard of hearing citizens of all Member States using different sign languages so as to facilitate access to EU institutions.

As Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner stated: "Every EU citizen has an equal right to participate in...

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