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RE: accessibility for deaf


From: zara
Date: Apr 22, 2006 12:00PM

> > Isn't the next issue there that there is no international sign
> > language, but that you'd need to localise the sign language version
> > aswell?
> Bingo. You end up with the whole internationalisation / multilingual
> web sites issue all over again.

Perhaps for Web sites addressing an international audience but is it not fair to say that more often than not, Web sites will address local populations first ?

Despite English being a dominant language on the Web, there is no international language either except for Esperanto (and a few other constructed international languages) which never was able to impose itself as such.

Most countries have their own language (or "regional" take on a language) and the same can probably be said for sign language. For example, here in Qu