World Federation of the Deaf - Braam Jordaan
Written by Mary Pat Withem
|Braam Jordaan - Panelist at CRPD. Accessed 6-16-2014.|
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a convention by the United Nations. According to the WFD website, CRPD sets a framework for rights of Deaf individuals by filling an important gap in international human rights legislation. There are five articles in the convention's preamble that mention sign language.
The WFD and the WFDYS strongly urge State Parties and other Stakeholders to recognise and respect the educational rights of deaf children and youth as one of the key factors in achieving their full human rights as well as ensure that these rights are at the centre of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (WFD Facebook).
With overwhelming support from various countries including Vietnam, Braam Jordaan was able to send a powerful message across the world that our children have needs for access through visual representation, specifically sign language and must not be lacking access to such resources.
Braam Jordaan also took the time to share on his Facebook page that he was honored to be able to represent the WFDYS and WFD. Braam is from South Africa and can be found on Twitter or Facebook.
|Braam Jordaan's FaceBook Wall Post. Accessed 6-16-2014.|