Maseru, Jul. 20 — The National Association of the Deaf Lesotho (NADL) has recommended South Africa (SA) to make sign language its 12th official language.
In an interview with NADL Inclusive Education Coordinator Mr. Kelebohile Mavuso, he said this shows that SA acknowledges and affirms the linguistic identity of the country’s Deaf community, and it ensures their rights to use and access SASL in all aspects of life, including education, employment, health care and legal proceedings.
He said SA is creating opportunities for Deaf individuals to participate fully in society and promotes awareness and understanding of Deaf culture among the broader population. . .