Italy

Ente Nazionale per la protezione e l'assistenza dei Sordi - Onlus (ENS)
Italian National Agency for the protection and assistance of the Deaf

Established: 1932
Full member of EUD since: 1985

Address: Via Gregorio VII n.120, 00165 Rome, Italy
Contact details: 
Email: presidenza@ens.it
Fax: (+39) 06 39 80 52 31
Phone:  (+39) 06 39 80 51
Website link: http://www.ens.it

President: Giuseppe Petrucci

Sign Language: Lingua dei Segni Italiana
Abbreviation of Sign Language: LIS

Number of Deaf Sign Language Users: 40,000
Number of Working Sign Language Interpreters: 300

UNCRPD Status
Convention: Signature 30 March 2007 - Ratification 15 May 2009
Optional Protocol: Signature 30 March 2007 - Ratification 15 May 2009