Cuba Links Deaf Community with Heritage Values

The socio-cultural project dates from 2007 and has reached in some way those suffering from this disability in all provinces of the country, through courses for interpreters, for example, she explained.

About 19,000 speakers of sign system live in Cuba, among deaf people, their families and interpreters, the program leader explained.

Deaf people must overcome another psychological barrier, because they belong to a minority language group, they speak another language (that of sign), at the point of consider themselves foreigners in their own land, she said.

link to original report in Prensa Latina