We don’t see ourselves as disabled, but as a linguistic minority group. In the meeting between two people who use sign language there are no obstacles. The obstacle arises in communication with the hearing society that uses a different language than we do, a language we can’t hear.
Our right to our language should be as self evident as hearing people’s right to their language. Nowadays there’s nobody forbidding us from signing, but the question is if society will ever be totally accessible to us.
Our struggle – which is ongoing – is about our need for sign language in all parts of life resonating with today’s and tomorrow’s decision makers.
Our vision is to be able to live a life with signing in the LGBTQ- and the rest of society.