2012 will be a great year for Deaf people and sign language around the world. In 2012, the founder of the first public school for the Deaf in the world, Abbé de L’Épée was born 300 years ago.
On this occasion, the National Federation of the Deaf in France (FNSF - Fédération Nationale des Sourds de France) is planning to make 2012 a big year to honour Abbe de L’Epée with several events during this year. The culmination of the 300 years anniversary will be an international conference in Paris on 24 November 2012.
EUD supports the 300 years anniversary of Abbé de L’Épée and encourages all Deaf people in Europe to join the big event.
“The long passage of time has not diminished Abbé de L’Épée’s achievements in deaf education and we believe that is important for us to recognise, honour and celebrate his 300th birthday with the co-operation of FNSF”, EUD President, Berglind Stefánsdóttir said.
Read the full official EUD support letter to FNSF here.
For more information about the 300 years anniversary of Abbé de L’Épée, please go to the website: http://www.fnsf.org/300ans/
In the near future and until 2012, we will provide more information about the 300 years anniversary of Abbé de L’Épée.