National Day of the Deaf in El Salvador
National Day of the Deaf in El Salvador is held on September 27. Día Nacional de la Persona Sorda. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
That through Legislative Decree No. 420, dated October 4, 2007, published in the Official Gazette No. 205, Volume No. 377, dated November 5, 2007, this Legislative Assembly ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and its Optional Protocol.
The purpose of Law is to recognize the Salvadoran Sign Language (LESSA), as the language used by deaf and hearing-impaired people who freely decide to use it as a means or linguistic system to understand and be understood by other people.
All rights inherent to human dignity and fundamental freedoms established in the Constitution of the Republic, the laws and international instruments on human rights are fully guaranteed and recognized for deaf and hearing impaired people.
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