Latin America´s First Sign Language Degrees in Cuba

That year, the almost 300-year-old university added that degree program, a decade after the Cuban school system officially recognized sign language in its special education schools.

The most outstanding graduate, Heisel Perez, stressed the privilege of having an education system that provides the tools to facilitate the integration of people with a hearing impediment.

According to the president of Cuba's National Association of the Deaf, Alejandro Marzo, the graduation is an achievement for the 23,000 members of that organization.

"They recognize the work of professionals in order to strengthen and preserve sign language," Marzo said, quoted in Cuban newspaper Granma.